Congratulations to Lydia Gray and Sarah Owen, who have been shortlisted for the Student Nursing Times awards. Lydia has been nominated in the Mentor of the Year category and Sarah Owen for Student Midwife of year. The prestigious Nursing Times awards recognise excellence in nursing, midwifery teaching and learning across the UK.
We wish them both good luck. The awards take place on Thursday 26 April in a glittering afternoon ceremony at London Hilton on Park Lane.
Sarah's nomination by colleagues describes what a great student she is: “Sarah strives to recognise all the good work and makes suggestions on how to continue to make improvements to ensure our service is responsive to the needs of our local community. She has been nominated because of her commitment to learning, her obvious pride and loyalty to the Trust, and her clear desire to be a well-rounded future midwife who makes a difference.”
Lydia's nomination is glowing too: “Lydia's approach and commitment to her role of mentor is holistic and she encompasses and role models the values that we expect from student midwives and she also encourages her colleagues to do the same.
“Lydia is cheerful, chatty and approachable, which helps to put women, families and students at ease. Clinically she provides excellent care and she is inclusive in passing on her skills and knowledge, encouraging students to question as they go along.”