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You have until 3rd January to nominate your colleagues for The Bank Nurses Award at the 2014 Nursing Standard Awards!

The Bank Nurses Award aims to recognise and celebrate the valuable contribution that bank nurses make to nursing teams at Trusts and wards across the NHS.

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The winner or winning team may simply possess all of the qualities of exceptional bank nursing that you wish to recognise and encourage such as; enthusiasm, flexibility, reliability, and assertiveness as well as a commitment to providing excellent patient care.

It could be you want to thank that Healthcare Assistant/Care Support Worker who makes a real difference to the efficiency of your team every time they step on to the ward or it could even be thanking the substantive nurse who always works those extra couple of hours via the bank, each week to help his/her ward run smoothly.

The winning team might be a team of substantive and flexible bank workers, without whom an important Trust or ward level initiative could not have been achieved.

Help us to recognise the best of bank working by nominating your bank colleagues and teams who deliver exceptional support to you and your teams.

Click here to make your nominations.

We look forward to receiving your nominations and your help with recognising the contribution bank nurses make to patient care.

‘Nursing the Nation’ – by Molly Case

Take a moment to listen to this touching poem written by Molly, a Student Nurse, who has beautifully captured the realities of being a Nurse at this year’s RCN Congress in Liverpool.

In support of a suggestion from Phillip Darbyshire, let’s share this video and spread the word, for yourself and all your hardworking colleagues. Let’s help get Molly’s strong words heard by 1 million people in celebration of International Nurses Day on 12th May!

NURSES – The BBC Needs You!

The BBC are holding a mass health screening event at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on the 25th May. Their goal is to screen over 1,000 people in one day to raise awareness of three conditions – heart disease, diabetes and liver disease. It will be a landmark event that will help change attitudes and save lives. But they need your help to make it happen…

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They are looking for registered nurses to assess the risk of members of the public. They need people who have a general understanding of all three diseases but you don’t need to be an expert, the BBCs charity partners Diabetes UK, British Heart Foundation and the British Liver Trust will be on hand to provide training.

In return for your help, they will be offering each volunteer a free pair of tickets to the ‘Rugby League Magic Weekend’ on Sunday 26th May, at the Etihad Stadium as well as providing lunch and all refreshments for the day and some travel expenses.

This is expected to be a fun day for all involved and also for volunteers to feel they have played a vital role in a major event that could change the nation’s health.

If you are interested in taking part in this great day out that will really make a difference, please email bbcvolunteers@mavericktv.co.uk or text or call Anna on 07738537891 for more information.

NHSP Bank Member Wins ‘Employee of the Month’

Huge congratulations to Cynthia Wilson, who was nominated by one of her patient’s relatives for the ‘Employee of the Month’ award at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Cynthia was working in the Children’s Emergency Department when nominated and was said to be calm, confident, efficient and highly effective.

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The patient’s mother has praised Cynthia saying “She took everything in her stride and when things started to get a bit more serious she calmed me down as a parent, didn’t make me feel like I was making a fuss and just made things happen. There were lots of nurses and doctors on the ward that day and out of all of them Cynthia stood out for me due to her professionalism, caring nature and communication skills.”

Well done Cynthia, we’re delighted to see you get the recognition you deserve.