Super Friday in the Department of Nursing

Manchester Metropolitan University was well represented at the Journal of Health Visiting awards 2017 last week.

Nursing awardsKaren Crees won the Journal of Health Visiting award for Best Contribution to Health Visiting Education and graduate, Heather Pointer won Health Visiting Student of the Year.

The aim of the awards night is to highlight and reward excellence in evidence-based health visiting. The Journal of Health Visiting is dedicated to advancing this profession through promoting evidence-based best practice. On the night, innovation, leadership and clinical excellence were all highlighted and celebrated resulting in an enjoyable event for everyone involved.

Head of the Department of Nursing, Paul Tubbs expressed his pride: “Karen’s award is a personal achievement of recognition from her professional peers but for the department it is validation and an acknowledgement of the quality of the staff as well as the Health Visiting and associated programmes that we run. Health visiting is such an important Public Health programme capable of changing people’s lives, and Karen is right at the forefront of this in leading and developing her HV programme here at Manchester Metropolitan University.”

BSc (Hons) Specialist Community Public Health Nursing graduate, Heather Pointer also won Health Visiting Student of the Year. During her time at the University Heather obtained a first class degree and has gone on to undertake some research inspired by the work she did on the course at Manchester Metropolitan.