Stirling Nurses Find Success At 2015 Student Nursing Times Awards

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Nurses from The University of Stirling and NHS Forth Valley were awarded Partnership of the Year at the Student Nurses Times Awards held in London last Thursday.

The partnership saw Stirling School of Mental Health Sciences work alongside NHS Forth Valley’s Mental Health Institute on a on a Psychological Trauma-informed Care Partnership.

The collaboration has resulted in innovative mental health care, lauded by judges as “an innovative approach with a clear impact on service users and the students.”

Head of Stirling’s School of Health Sciences, Jayne Donaldson, expressed her congratulations to the winners: “We are absolutely delighted to be have been recognised at the prestigious Student Nursing Times Awards, receiving the partnership award with NHS Forth Valley.

“Among very strong competition, our shortlisting for six categories at the Awards was a great achievement for Stirling’s School of Health, with special mention to student Kyle West.”

The Stirling partnership was one of just 18 winners, selected from a shortlist of 158 finalists.

Student Nursing Times Editor Jenni Middleton praised the winners of the awards: “This event shows the nursing profession is in very safe hands because there is passion and expertise emerging in the next generation of nurses. And those shaping those nurses are evidently a tremendous inspiration and practical support.”

A record number of 820 nurses attended the ceremony which recognised the best in nurse education.

The University of Stirling is ranked 12th in the UK for Health Sciences research.

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