Putting Patients First Award
Winner: Joanna Taylor [Far left]
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Joanna received six separate nominations for being described as always putting patients first, especially during the early period of cancer diagnosis.
Joanna developed and implemented a 'one stop' clinic for cancer patients. Through her influence and hard work Joanna brought five different teams together from across the hospital to work together around the patent when they attend hospital appointments. Patients now leave the hospital with a clear personal treatment plan - this makes best use of clinical time and reduces stress and anxiety.
One colleague said, 'living and surviving with cancer is much easier when you have someone like Joanna every step of the way!'
Joanna Brown, Children's Continuing Care Nurse, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
HIV Specialist Community Nursing Team, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.