The Bruce Turner Award 2020


                  Nicola Farnell, Urlogy Clinical Nurse Speialist, The Royal Wolverhamapton Trust     

This year’s winner was chosen for the award because in her application, the passion and enthusiasm for all things urology really came through. Having qualified just 4 years ago she became a urology cancer nurse specialist in 2019, she has remained positive and hardworking throughout the coronavirus pandemic, assisted with the development of a database to track BCG patients which has been shared locally and is keen to continue with her education both academically and practically within the urology clinic with a view to ultimately educating future urology nurses – skills and actions that Bruce would very much have approved of. Her journey to urology started as a healthcare assistant on a urology ward and having qualified she is now looking forward to completing her masters.

Presented by Katie Brown, 2019 Bruce Turner Award Winner and Deborah Victor, BAUN Trustee   

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Nurse of the Year Award

Sponsored by TUF



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 BAUN Urology Team of the Year Award

Sponsored by Coloplast Ltd.


Karen Hopkins, Lead Uro-oncology Nurse Specialist and the Team at Countess of Chester Hospital

All nominees should be really proud with their entries. We saw a high quality of entries with a huge emphasis on patient experience and care. Despite all of the challenges that you have been through in the last year, it is clear that patients are absolutely central to everything that you do. It is my pleasure to announce that the team of the Year is the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Presented by Karen Tomlin Education and Medical Marketing Manager, Continence Care Division, Coloplast


 Sarah Henderson Award for Best Poster


Caroline Ahern, Clinical Nurse Specalist, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Dublin

'Ultrasonography and bladder volume accuracy: A comparative study using two portable bladder scannersand a 3D ultrasound system'

Despite what 2020 has thrown at us, it was humbling to have so many posters submitted. The calibre was very high and covered many areas of urological nursing. Theresa and I had the privileged job of judging them.  Their research study identified that further research is required on the measurement of bladder volumes in those patients with irregular bladder shapes and that also in the presence of fibroids, residual bladder volumes can be falsely offended and that all scanners can underestimate bladder volumes.

Presented by Tina Gerhing, BAUN Trustee and Conference Lead

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Best Oral Presentation Award


Patricia McDermott, Consultant Clinical Nurse Specialist - Urology, Guernsey Health and Social Care and

Rebecca Cooper, Unit Manager Emergency Department, Guernsey Health and Social Care

'Gold Standard Management for Acute Urinary Retention for Patients presenting in the Emergency Department'

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 Deborah Victor and Sharon Arkless, BAUN Trustees

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