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National award for student nurse
11:00am Sunday 15th July 2012 in News
Student nurse Matt Mclean, who works with Craven community learning disability team, has won a national award.
He has been named as Student Nurse of the Year: Learning Disabilities by the Nursing Times.
The award is given to an outstanding final year student on a learning disabilities nursing course.
The judges were highly impressed by Matt’s knowledge of care delivery and social inclusion as well as his compassion, drive, positive role modelling and leadership qualities.
Matt, who is based at Skipton Hospital, has worked alongside learning disability nurses and therapists in the Craven area. His experience and understanding of close multi disciplinary working and using a person-centred approach gathered high praise from the judging panel.
He is currently on placement with the specialist team at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust while studying at the University of York.
Matt said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be named as Student Nurse of the Year. All this has been made possible thanks to the dedication of the Craven specialist learning disabilities team who have given me both their unstinting support and many learning opportunities along the way. They are tremendously adept at equipping the next generation.”
Helen Hargreave, mentor and team leader, said: “Matt is deeply committed to advocating for improvements in services for people with learning disabilities and has been a real asset to the team. He is an outstanding student who has a bright future ahead of him.”