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Musgrove Park Hospital Nurse receives National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Healthcare Champions Award - 02 December 2013

Musgrove Park Hospital Nurse receives National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society Healthcare Champions Award - 02 December 2013

Rheumatoid Specialist Nurse, Teresa Jewell, is one of ten nurses nationally to receive a National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) Healthcare Champions Award.

Teresa received the award earlier this month at a special reception held in the House of Commons. It was presented by Home Secretary and NRAS Patron the Rt Hon Theresa May MP.

Nurse Award

The award recognises healthcare professionals who ‘go the extra mile’ to provide the best possible outcomes for the many people coping with the chronic autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis.

NRAS members were asked to put forward nominations for the awards and a huge number of entries were received.Teresa was honoured for her professionalism and excellence of care and was described by her nominees as ‘gentle, reassuring and professional’ and as someone who ‘really understands rheumatoid arthritis, both from a professional and a personal stance’.

Accepting the award Teresa said: “Being nominated for the Healthcare Champion Award 2013 by several patients in my local area has been a wonderfully rewarding moment in my nursing career. Being recognised for the input you give and to have your achievements highlighted by those you set out to support and deliver best practice and care to is the very best accolade of all.”

NRAS chief executive, Ailsa Bosworth, said: “Many congratulations to Teresa on winning this award through you passion and commitment to providing such excellent care in RA. Once again I am enormously impressed by the dedication of our health professionals in RA and so proud that for the fourth time, we are having the opportunity to celebrate the good work of our Healthcare Champions. I would like to thank all those who wrote in with their nomination and applaud all our winners for the professionalism and excellence of care.”

Pictured are: Teresa Jewell (second left) receiving her award with Home Secretary and NRAS Patron the Rt Hon Theresa May MP and other NRAS members.