The exceptional achievements of two University of Hull nursing lecturers have been recognised with a prestigious award.
The NHS England Chief Nursing Officer’s Silver Award has been presented to Lizzie Ette and Victoria Hewson for their outstanding services to nursing, in public health and education.
The Chief Nursing Officer, Dame Ruth May, recognises exceptional contributions to nursing practice and the enormous range of skills, expertise, and enduring compassion that modern nursing represents. The awards celebrate nurses who go above and beyond their everyday roles to provide excellent care, leadership and inspiration to their colleagues and patients.
Lizzie Ette, who has been a nursing lecturer in the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences for 8 years and is currently undertaking a PhD, said: “What an honour it is to receive this award. Nurses typically go above and beyond their roles and responsibilities each and every day without much thought, so to be recognised at a national level for having done so is very rewarding indeed!
“Modern nursing is so much more than how history and culture sometimes portrays it to be, and it is inspiring to me, and the students I support in their journey to the NMC register, to see the wider achievements of nursing being celebrated.”
Victoria Hewson, Senior Lecturer and Fellow of Advanced HE in the Faculty of Health Sciences, said: “I feel very privileged to be receiving this award and would like to acknowledge the hard work and support of colleagues who have worked with me to promote and embed All Our Health within our health programmes. I am particularly pleased that the University of Hull is playing a significant role in supporting the next generation of nurses.”
All Our Health is a framework of evidence to guide healthcare professionals in preventing illness, protecting health and promoting wellbeing. It is a call to action for all healthcare professionals to use their skills and relationships to maximise their impact on avoidable illness, health protection and promotion of wellbeing and resilience. The framework includes an interactive set of continuing professional development e-learning resources that are available to increase the knowledge, confidence and skills of all healthcare, students, apprentices and professionals, in embedding prevention in their day-to-day practice.
Professor Paul Hagan, the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, said: “Both Victoria and Lizzie serve as role models for our staff and students. The Chief Nursing Officers Silver Award recognises their achievements and will support them as they continue in their roles as ambassadors – to raise the profile of the nursing profession both in the public arena and within the workplace with staff, students and colleagues to help improve and transform the perception of the nursing and midwifery professions.”