Nursing Professionals Win Two Accolades at Nursing Times Awards
This year’s Nursing Times Awards honoured the innovation and excellence of the nursing team at the Royal Free London Foundation Trust. Two awards were bestowed upon the team recognising their dedicated efforts in providing outstanding care to the community.
The High Level Isolation Unit (HLIU) Nursing Team at the Royal Free were the proud recipients of a Special Recognition Award, a commendation for the commitment and care of three Ebola patients by their expert infectious diseases team.  The Royal Free London infectious diseases service is home to a highly skilled group of specialist staff. It also boasts the UK’s only HLIU, which ensures the secure treatment of patients with dangerous infectious diseases. The announcement of their award was met with a standing ovation from the audience at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel and Breda Athan, senior matron at the HLIU, was present to accept the award on behalf of her colleagues.
The Royal Free scooped yet another award in the Continence Promotion and Care category. This category’s prize went to Kay Greveson, clinical nurse specialist for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at the Royal Free, for her pioneering work in the founding of the IBD Passport website. The first non-profit website of its kind, IBD passport provides patients with travel advice as well as evidence-based guidelines and up-to-date research for the condition, which helps to foster a culture of self-care amongst those living with IBD.  Now an award-winning website supported by the British Journal of Nursing and the British Medical Association, Ms Greveson’s venture has gained much recognition for the service it provides to patients. Its success at this year’s Nursing Times Awards is yet another accolade to add to the list.
We would like to congratulate the team at the Royal Free on their deserving evening of success. 
Anamika Kunnumpurath, MBBS Year 3, News Editor