1st Day of Christmas – Nursing Style

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I would like to extend my warm wishes this Christmas to all the hard working staff in NHS Borders and in particular to all the nurses and midwives. Every day I have the pleasure of being reminded that the reputation of NHS Borders and our clinical profession is as good as it is because of the dedication of you in your day to day work.

There are many highlights throughout 2015 that I could share with you but in cheesy deference to the season, which I make no apologies, I am going to share only 12 and a partridge in a pear tree.

On my first day of Christmas – Nursing style will be this year’s Macmillan Awards.

Judith Smith, Nurse Consultant Cancer/Palliative care, has been successful in achieving two of the highest accolades available to nurses. Firstly she was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for her services to cancer care. And secondly in November 2015 she received a Service Improvement Excellence Award from MacMillan Cancer Support. Judith is without doubt a modest exemplar of our profession and was very proud to accept these awards on behalf of the team she works with.

My 2nd moment of 2015 will be posted tomorrow –Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 12 noon and will be available through @nhsborders on Twitter.

See you again tomorrow,