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                 Samantha Oxford, Prostate Diagnosis Nurse Practitioner, University Hospital Southampton

The winner of this years’ Bruce Turner Award started her nursing journey when she qualified in 2018 and commenced her current post as Prostate Diagnosis Nurse Practitioner at University Hospital Southampton shortly after in 2019.  She is currently in the process of setting up a nurse-led prostate service right from initial 2ww appointment through to point of diagnosis. Although she primarily works within the prostate service she has always had a passion for urological nursing and started her nursing career on a urology ward and has a long term career goal to develop and potential become a nurse consultant

Presented by Nicola Farnell, 2019 Bruce Turner Award Winner and Louisa Fleure         

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Deborah Victor, Uro-onc Clinical Nurse Specialist, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NhsTrust

This award is in recognition of someone who has made an impact and significant contribution to improving the experience of urology patients. This winner has clearly demonstrated significant service development in both the diagnostic aspect and ongoing management of prostate cancer patients. She has assisted with the transition from trust biopsy to and LATP biopsy service and developed a nurse led service for metastatic prostate cancer patients. She has promoted this work and shared her experience nationally and demonstrated her passion and commitment to these innovations to deliver the best service for her patients. She has led on research and clinical trials and it is clear that this nurse is an exceptional role model. And actively shares her knowledge and experience. The winner should be very proud of all she has achieved.

Presented by Clare Waymont, BAUN President and Louise De Winter, CEO of The Urology Foundation

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University Hospital of Leicester, Urology Ward 28a Team

The Winners of BAUN Urology Team of the Year Award sponsored by Coloplast were nominated by their management team who clearly appreciated how the whole urology team rose to the challenges that came their way. With innovation, motivation, determination resilience and working flexibly, they developed new services within their existing service which has helped to increase theatre capacity and in particular reduce their historical cystoscopy waiting list.

Presented by Karen Tomlin, Education and Medical Marketing Manager, Continence Care Division, Coloplast and Pauline Bagnall, BAUN Trustee


 Award for Best Poster


Tracey Geddis, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, National Spinal Injuries Centre

'Retrospective Analysis of Current Bladder Management Practive within the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC): An audit of evidence-based practice'

This year we had some very good posters submitted covering various aspects of urology including kidney stones survey to LAPT introduction during COVID, a flexible cystoscopy training programme that was across a nation and also collaborative working covering prostate cancer care across various sites

The reason this poster was chosen, was it covered a really important topic which is really close to all of our hearts as urology nurses and it was exceptionally well written with a lot of effort into doing this piece of work. It demonstrated really good practice, and its aims were to improve patient experience by recommending and standardising patient pathways. It suggests further research which is always good and the outcomes are transferrable to improve patient care and their experience in general

Presented by Rachel Skews and Deborah Victor, BAUN Trustees

Award for Best Oral Presentation


Margaret MacAulay, Senior Research Nurse, University Of Southampton

'The MultiCath Trial'

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 Tina Gerhing, BAUN Trustee and Conference Lead

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Joanne Wortley, Lead Prostate Cancer Nurse, University Hospital of Leicester

This award recognizes 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 Joanne Wortley, Lead Prostate Cancer clinical nurse specialist at the University Hospital in Leicester JO is nominated for the People’s Choice Award by her colleagues. She is amazing at her job and cares for her patients by not only noticing what can make the patient’s life easier but acting on it and using her own time to do so JO is very supportive of her team and does her upmost to help with any ideas the team come up with. There really is no end to Jo’s talents. She will try her hand at anything to help patients with prostate cancer and make their lives easier. Her passion for this role shines and this is reflected through her team and colleagues. For Jo it really is all about the patients. A few things that are particularly striking from Jo’s nomination are that she is exceptionally caring, appreciated by her patients, and also able to be strategic and make changes that have impact for the wider service Jo has not only consistently provided personalized care, she has gone above and beyond to enhance the patient journey being proactive to promote developments, reaching to local and national levels. Jo represents an outstanding level of care and we would like to thank Jo for all of her hard work and congratulate her on winning Prostate Cancer UK People’s Choice Award 2021.

Presented by Chiara De Biase, Director of Support and Influencing, Prostate Cancer UK