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                 Siobhan Allmark, Macmillan Uro-oncology Cns, Salford Care Organisation (part of Northern Care Alliance)

The winner of this years’ Bruce Turner Award's passion for Urology has been prevalent since qualifying.  Siobhan started her career on a surgical urology ward progressing to a ward sister position after 18 months. She commenced her role with the Salford Specialist Urology Nursing Team in January 2020. Given that Siobhan was pregnant on appointment of this role she subsequently had some time away before returning in 2021 in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Siobhan was offered this role as a training post progressing to Band 7 with successful achievement of both personal & professionally required goals & objectives. 

Presented by Louisa Fleure   


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The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

The Winners of BAUN Urology Team of the Year Award sponsored by Medac Pharma include cancer support workers, clinical nurse specialists and advanced nurse practitioners. Their aim was to tackle the problem of outpatient and nurse led clinics reaching capacity.  They expanded their remote follow up programme. put business cases together and secured extra funding to recruit as well as expending locations offering the tracker. 

Presented by Sally Terry, Medac Pharma and Clare Waymont, BAUN President


 Sarah Henderson Best Poster Award


Sarah Wills-Lee, Urology Nurse Specialist, Cleveland Clinic London

'To What Extent is Education for Urinary Catheter Insertion and Management Offered to Registered Nurses in the UK?'

This year both Jane Brocksom and myself (Anthony Shanahan) had the privilege of judging  the Sarah Henderson Award.  The quality of the posters were of a high standard and we were both proud of every poster submitted this year

The posters submitted comprised of awareness, educational and research based pieces of work. Their chosen topics all related to aspects of Urology Nursing that no doubt benefitted every reader.  The topics ranged from Catheter Care, Management of MS and Spina Bifida, Patient awareness and prostate biopsies. These posters covered most of the sub-speciality aspects within urology nursing

The reasons this poster was chosen as the winner was firstly, the layout and the way it was written was of an exceptional high standard.  The topic was very important and we feel that it would relate to urology nurses nationally and internationally.  This piece of work showed that a lot of time and effort was put into achieving this research.

We are hoping to see the full and final version as an article within the IJUN.

Presented by Anthony Shanahan, BAUN Trustees and Jane Brocksom, BAUN Immediate Past President

Award for Best Oral Presentation


Kath Schubach, GU Nurse Practitioner, University of Canberra

'Experiences of sexual well-being interventions in males affected by genitourinary cancers and their partners: A systematic integrative review'

The quality of the oral presentations this year, has as usual been extremely high standard and this made judging both challenging but also pleasurable as well.  The winner was chosen because they were very eloquent, they met the requirements for the time keeping, and ticked all the boxes on a subject that is very important to all urology nurses up and down the country.

Presented by Sarah Hillery, BAUN Vice President

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Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Guy's & St Thomas Nhs Foundation Trust

This award recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution of clinical nurse specialists caring for men with prostate cancer or benign prostate disease. This year’s People Choice Award winner is Jonah Rusere, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Guy's & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.  Jonah was nominated for the People's Choice Award by one of his patients but was also recognised by others.  He is an integral part of a dedicted nurse-led group that has been launched by Guy's and St Thomas' to support Black men coping with the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.

Jonah's nomination also had strong features which demonstrated broader service impact.  He is a leader in transperineal biopsy and has been instrumental in training, increasing numbers of nurses to be able to do this procedure.  From Jonah's nomination, it was clear that he has helped care for people going through difficult times.  His genuine concern for the health and well-being of his patients is hugely appreciated.  He is easy to talk to and professional in dealing with patients under his care.

Presented by Naomi Line, Education Manager, Prostate Cancer UK and Clare Waymont, BAUN President

Rachel Leaver Award


Rachel Leaver


Presented by Julia Taylor