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Nurses triumph at E-Health Insider Awards 2012

A key nursing programme has been honoured at the E-Health Insider Awards 2012. (Published: 05 October 2012)

EHI award winner 2012

The Leadership for Informed Practice programme, led by Dr Susan Hamer, Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals, and Anne Cooper, National Clinical Lead for Nursing, won the eHealth Insider Chief Clinical Information Officer award for clinical IT leadership.

Dr Hamer said: "I am so proud to receive this award for our clinical leadership programme, for me it has acknowledged the potential of senior nurses to be actively involved in developing innovative technology enabled practice. An exciting and much needed ambition.

"The eHealth Insider awards recognise excellence in healthcare IT across organisations and projects in the public and private sector. It was a real privilege to receive the award – and was only possible due to a team of nurses from across the NHS who helped facilitate the sessions."

Anne said: "I am delighted to see nursing and midwifery represented on the IT stage, in the recognition that nursing informatics is important for the future in the way we deliver care for patients and enable staff to work effectively."

National Clinical Director Dr Charles Gutteridge added: "This award is great news and recognition for the work Susan and Anne have done, a great example of clinical leadership helping to deliver health informatics in the community and in the world of hospitals and clinical practice."