Emily Burton has become the first ever nursing associate to receive a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) award.
The Louth based nursing associate was presented with a silver award from Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care, Deborah Sturdy, at the inaugural Chief Nurse Adult Social Care Awards on Monday 12 July.
Deborah, who is only the second recipient of the award following its launch in May, was nominated by her employers at Stewton House who supported her through her registered nursing associate training as one of the first graduates in the role in 2019.
She received the award as recognition of her hard work and her place as a positive role model, mentor and inspiration to her team.
Wendy Leighton, who is currently Project Manager for the Regulated Professional Workforce at Skills for Care, previously worked as Programme Lead at the University of Lincoln and supported Emily through her training, said: “I am thrilled to see Emily receive a Chief Nurse Adult Social Care Award. Emily has been dedicated to her role ever since starting her training in 2017 and is continually striving to progress her skills and development. She is an inspiration to her team and to the entire social care sector.”
The Chief Nurse Adult Social Care Awards recognise the outstanding care, leadership and inspiration shown by social care nurses to colleagues, patients and residents throughout the country.
The awards mirror the established CNO awards for NHS nursing and represent an important step towards parity with the NHS workforce recognising the extraordinary commitment of the adult social care workforce, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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