Top dementia team win top national award

TOP TEAM: The  clinical research nurses who won the award
TOP TEAM: The clinical research nurses who won the award

A team of local nurses were winners at a glamorous Nursing Times awards ceremony in London for their outstanding work with dementia sufferers.

The team of nine nurses were winners of the Clinical Research Nursing Award – the first year the category had run.

The nurses work to identify new studies, both with and without medicines, which may help improve the care and treatment of people living with dementia.

Dee Roach, who is Director of Nursing with the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust where the team work, said: “I am absolutely delighted the team has been awarded for their outstanding work.

“To win a Nursing Times Award is a coveted accolade as it recognises the excellent contribution nurses make towards health care.

“At a time of constant changes within the NHS, to be able to provide innovative, compassionate care and treatments in a complex area such as dementia makes me incredibly proud of our profession.

“The work the team has done, and continues to do, will make an enormous difference to the lives of people with a diagnosis of dementia throughout the county.

“To be recognised by their peers is brilliant and we are extremely proud to have such excellent examples of teamwork and nursing within the trust.”