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Kerrie shines at the Nursing Times Awards

Kerrie Naylor (left) with INRU manager June Plevin
Kerrie Naylor (left) with INRU manager June Plevin

Congratulations to neurological rehabilitation nurse Kerrie Naylor, who won the ‘rising star’ award at the Nursing Times Awards 2011.

The accolade was in recognition of Kerrie’s remarkable progress as a nurse - becoming a ward manager within five years of qualifying.

Among her many achievements, the award also recognises her contribution to a reduction in service user falls in the inpatient neurological rehabilitation unit (INRU) at Moseley Hall Hospital, considerably reducing the potential for harm to brain injury patients.

The whole INRU team was highly commended in the ‘team of the year’ category for their continuing inter-disciplinary team work to improve patient outcomes while Allens Croft children’s centre in Kings Heath was shortlisted for its successful integration of health services with education services provided by Birmingham City Council.

Also shortlisted, in the ‘nursing in the community’ category, was the adult community services rapid response team for their delivery of urgent care in patients’ homes and provision of an urgent care bureau.

Chief executive Tracy Taylor said: "We are extremely proud of - and delighted for - Kerrie, whose dedication to patient safety has delivered such benefits for service users, particularly in INRU but also in many services across the Trust.

"However, everyone who was shortlisted is a star. There were a lot of entries in these awards this year and some really strong competition so to have four finalists, together representing all our clinical divisions, was a great achievement in itself.

"Our excellent staff throughout the Trust work with huge dedication to provide accessible and responsive services of the highest quality."

Click here to read the full list of winners at this year's NT Awards.