The University won the award in recognition of a hugely successful project highlighting the importance of learning disability specialist students in primary care. Run in partnership with Sefton Training Hub, the team is led by Denise Dutton, Emma Galley and Andrew Jopson with the support of the wider nursing Lecturers in Practice Learning team.
Nurse Education Lecturer Andrew Jopson said: “It is an honour and a privilege for all involved to represent Edge Hill University and work collaboratively with Maggi and the Sefton Training Hub. The innovative work that is on display and the passion to enhance our practice experiences for all our students at Edge Hill University.
“The relationships we have with practice enable us to assure quality practice experiences for our students within the faculty, and this is one of many examples of the work that occurs on a daily basis.
“I’m extremely pleased for all involved, the staff within the Faculty, the University and our practice partners. We would also like to congratulate everyone in the faculty on their thoroughly deserved nominations for three other awards.”
Students and staff from Edge Hill’s School of Nursing and Midwifery were also nominated for Student Learning Disabilities Nurse of the Year, Practice Supervisor of the Year and Teaching Innovation of the Year.
The Student Nursing Times Awards celebrate the best of the next generation of nurses and their educators, providing the opportunity to congratulate lecturers, practice supervisors, universities, trusts and private organisations which are going above and beyond to support student nurses.
Editor of Nursing Times, Steve Ford, said: “We celebrate students from all branches of the profession and from across the UK. Their innovation and achievements so early in their career already mark them out as sources of inspiration and rising stars for the future.
“The awards also seek to recognise the cream of those who support them along the way, including the best lecturers, universities and healthcare providers.
“The winning educators, universities and placement providers demonstrate the constant evolution and development in the way the next generation of nurses are educated, equipping them to deal with the challenges they will face and to provide the best care possible.”
The winners were announced at a live ceremony in London on Friday 28 April.
Edge Hill University’s Faculty of Health, Social Care & Medicine is one of the largest providers of health, social care and medicine education in the North West of England and home to its Medical School.
The Faculty delivers a wide range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels delivered across the main Ormskirk campus and bases at St James’ Manchester, Aintree University Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
To discover more about our courses, please visit ehu.ac.uk/study.
May 2, 2023