NHIVNA Best Case Presentation Award
For the first time NHIVNA invited case presentation submission for the NHIVNA Annual Conference. Seven cases were submitted, of which four were selected for presentation at the conference.
This prize was awarded for the best case presentation at conference.
Housing, hearing and sand flies
Miss Grace Newbold, North Manchester General Hospital
NHIVNA Jane Bruton Rising Star Award
This prize was awarded for the best oral or poster presentation displayed at the NHIVNA Annual Conference, by a student or junior nurse.
A nursing student’s educational exchange in Uganda: improving the lives of PLWH through the community approach
Miss Veronica Jacquard, University of Nottingham
Krattinger Rennison Award
The prize was awarded for an original piece of nursing research presented at the NHIVNA Annual Conference, either as an oral or poster presentation.
Towards zero HIV stigma: a review of stigma in healthcare settings
Mr Mark Roche, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
NHIVNA/Mediscript Clinical Practice Award
The prize was awarded for a clinical practice initiative that has made an impact on patient care presented at the NHIVNA Annual Conference, either as an oral or poster presentation.
HIV antiretroviral therapy in a low prevalence rural area: communication with GPs, co-medications prescribed in primary care and associated potential drug-–drug interactions
Mrs Jane Fraser, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NHIVNA Best Poster Award
Three commendations were awarded for the following posters:
Poster 5 – R U F3 2 Talk? The use of texting as a means of maintaining patient engagement
Ms Tracey Buckingham, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust
Poster 7 – An evidence-based approach for an annual health review for people living with HIV
Dr Hilary Piercy, Sheffield Hallam University
Poster 15 – Partnership working between HIV community nursing team and HIV liaison service (mental health)
Ms Rosemary Burridge, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Of the three commended posters one prize was awarded for the best poster presentation, displayed at the NHIVNA Annual Conference.
An evidence-based approach for an annual health review for people living with HIV
Dr Hilary Piercy, Sheffield Hallam University
NHIVNA Best Oral Presentation Award
This prize was awarded for the best oral presentation delivered at the NHIVNA Annual Conference.
Developing collaborative nursing models for people living with HIV and Hepatitis C co-infection in the advent of increased access to direct acting antivirals: a service development in a large UK urban clinic
Ms Ruth Burholt, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
NHIVNA/Gilead Sciences HIV Nurse of the Year Award 2018
The NHIVNA/Gilead HIV Nursing Award was set up in 2007 to recognise the outstanding achievements of nurses who have made a significant or unique contribution to the care and quality of life of people with HIV.
Miss Heather Renton, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Heather Renton is an outstanding nurse who makes an extraordinary impact to the lives of the people in her care. A recent example of her extraordinary dedication was during the incredibly complex planning of care for one of her patients, which required coordination across a multidisciplinary and multi-agency team. This included the patient’s transfer of care across acute trusts, amongst a vast multidisciplinary team, social services, ambulance and transport services, third sector services and with the patient themselves. She communicated clear and robust emergency care planning in advance which enabled the patient’s care and emergency transfer to hospital to go seamlessly, in a situation that had the potential to be incredibly stressful for the individual. Her dedication to this patient was inspirational and she spent many hours of her own time visiting and supporting them during their hospital stay. This support was invaluable for an incredibly vulnerable individual who particularly struggles to trust healthcare practitioners; when speaking about Heather the patient said ‘She does so much for me, I don’t know where I’d be without her’. Despite the complexities and extensive challenge in this case, Heather remained calm and composed throughout, enabling the rest of the multidisciplinary team to fulfil their roles with ease and contributed to a swift discharge home from hospital. Heather helped to facilitate the birth of a healthy baby for this medically and psychiatrically complex patient who was considered to be extremely high risk from an obstetric, psychiatric and HIV point of view. It is astounding that care was delivered without any hiccups due to Heather’s meticulous planning and communication with the wider multidisciplinary team. I have no hesitation in nominating Heather for this prize. Her extraordinary pursuit of excellence and dedication to her patients is inspirational and she is thoroughly deserving of recognition for the incredible work that she does.