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Manchester nurses celebrate national awards success


Nurses at Central Manchester Hospitals are celebrating a successful awards season after scooping a number of prestigious recognitions.

Titles of 'Team of the Year', 'Nurse of the Year' and 'Health Visitor of the Year' have been awarded to nursing staff within the Trust in national competitions celebrating best practice within their respective fields.

Agimol Pradeep, Transplant Recipient Coordinator at Manchester Royal Infirmary, received the British Journal of Nursing 'Nurse of the Year' award. The award follows her recent achievement of a PhD following a five-year targeted education campaign which saw 3,000 South Asians sign up to be organ donors. Agimol has also actively campaigned to find stem cell donors.


She has recruited 800 South Asian people in the last 12 months.

Manchester Health Visitor, Shakila Shah won the Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association's National Health Visitor of the Year Award 2015 which recognises the contribution that health visitors make to the health and well-being of communities. Practice Teacher, Martha Gibbons was also runner up in the 'Educator of the Year Award' category.

Saint Mary's bereavement service and Rainbow Clinic were named 'Team of the Year' at the 2015 Journal of Midwifery awards. The team assists women and families who experience pregnancy loss, ensuring they receive the best possible care and support, whether a diagnosis of an abnormality or a death of a baby, continuing support into subsequent pregnancy if necessary.

shakilaMembers of Saint Mary's specialist midwifery team were also recognised for their commitment to the increasingly prominent issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), receiving the British Journal of Midwifery's 'Contribution to Eradication of FGM Award'.

Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Services at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Gill Heaton said: "This is excellent news for our nurses and midwives. We're extremely proud of all of our staff. These recognitions identify just some of the fantastic work that takes place here every day at Central Manchester Hospitals where we aim to put the patient at the heart of everything that we do."



Issued by:

Lauren Flanagan
Communications Officer

0161 701 8597

Notes to Editors

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a leading provider of specialist healthcare services in Manchester, treating more than a million patients every year. Its eight specialist hospitals (Manchester Royal Infirmary, Saint Mary's Hospital, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Trafford General, Altrincham and Stretford Memorial) and community services are home to hundreds of world class clinicians and academic staff committed to finding patients the best care and treatments. www.cmft.nhs.uk @CMFTNHS

Find out more about Saint Mary's Bereavement Service and Rainbow Clinic here: http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/research-and-innovation/latest-research-innovation-news/bereavement-service-and-rainbow-clinic-named-midwifery-team-of-the-year

Find out more about Agimol Pradeep's life-saving education campaign here: http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/media-centre/latest-news/nurses-campaign-recruits-3000-new-south-asian-organ-donors

Find out more about Shakila Shah's Health Visiting award here: http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/media-centre/latest-news/national-health-visitor-of-the-year-award-for-shakila