BJN Awards Week webinars available on demand

Welcome to BJN Awards Week 2021

From Monday 8th - Friday 12th March, BJN will be hosting a week-long celebration of amazing nursing accomplishments and innovations. This will begin with our prestigious annual awards to recognise and celebrate excellence in nursing which will be shown here from 7pm on Monday 8th March. Then throughout BJN’s Awards Week we will see interviews from all of our winners where they will discuss their award-winning work, share their experiences and inspire others to introduce changes to their own practice. Each day of the Week will also feature important educational updates on a variety of specialist topics to keep nurses up-to-date with the latest developments in their field.

The BJN Awards 2021 ceremony will be live streamed onto this page from 7:00pm on Monday 8th March.

BJN Awards Week Programme

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

BJN Awards Ceremony

The BJN Awards 2021 ceremony will be streamed directly onto the website homepage, with no registration required.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Working with Evidence to Improve Stoma Care

Jennie Burch, Head of Gastrointestinal Education, St Mark's Hospital

This session will focus on tools available to stoma care nurses to gain knowledge and skills that will improve their practice.

Ostomy launchpad:
Ostomy Launchpad CPD is an interactive revalidation tool for nurses. This platform offers all users a free online portfolio, so you can easily save evidence of your progress towards NMC requirements, ready to download whenever you need it.
Your membership of Ostomy Launchpad CPD entitles you to:
• Access topical peer-reviewed content
• Learn the latest nursing standards and share best practices that will stimulate thought and reflection
• Help you fulfil your revalidation requirements

Peristomal Skin Health Consensus
One of the fundamental issues for all nurses that care for people with a stoma is to maintain skin health. However, when looking through the many hundreds of publications on the topic of stoma care it becomes clear that skin care is problematic for both people with a stoma and the nurses trying to assist them. To help improve care, there is now a consensus document available from the British Journal of Nursing, written in conjunction with experts on stomas and skin care; Keep it simple: peristomal skin health and quality of life. This consensus document describes the importance of assessing patients and classifying their skin condition when it occurs. Assessment might involve using a tool or asking the right questions. It is important to consider ways to manage any changes in skin integrity as well as to record and monitor improvement. Listen to the highlights and read the document to help you to help people with stomas maintain a good quality of life.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Winner's Interviews

The webinar will be followed by interviews with the following BJN Award Winners:
Stoma Care Nurse of the Year, Wound Care Nurse of the Year, Chronic Oedema Nurse of the Year and Mental Health Nurse of the Year.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Urology and Continence Resources Webinar

The BJN Awards Week Urology and Continence Resources Webinar, sponsored by Hollister, will feature presentations on Continence Connect CPD and Secure Start.

Continence Connect CPD is brought to you by Hollister Education in partnership with the British Journal of Nursing (BJN). This platform offers all users a free online portfolio, so you can easily save evidence of your progress towards NMC requirements, ready to download whenever you need it.

Membership of Continence Connect CPD entitles you to:
- Access topical peer-reviewed content
- Learn the latest nursing standards and share best practices that will stimulate thought and reflection
- Help you fulfil your revalidation requirements

Secure Start is a service brought to you by Hollister, an independent, employee-owned global company. We work in both ostomy care and continence care, and for more than 100 years we have been living our mission of making life more rewarding for those who use our products and services. 

This presentation is an introduction to the Secure Start Urology Service, which is available at no cost to the NHS, and provides patients with the clinical support and advice needed to gain confidence and independence in patients performing intermittent self-catheterisation. 

Regulated by the Care Quality Commission, Secure Start provides a bespoke pathway that is responsive to patients’ needs in order to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
Patients may experience isolation when faced with a daunting procedure, and within this service, our friendly and highly trained customer service team are able to help the patients on their journey to independence, with regular telephone contact during the first week of them performing ISC.    
Secure Start from Hollister, began in 2012 as a service to support patients undergoing ostomy surgery. It was created by a team of practicing nurses and recently extended to work with patients experiencing continence issues. We have worked with qualified practicing continence nurses who believe the service will be beneficial to other specialities where continence issues are a fundamental part of the nursing care. 

On enrolment by the clinical nurse specialist, patients receive a welcome pack which includes valuable information including a Hydration and UTI Guide. The appointed advisor will call the patient at regular intervals and follow a traffic light system, which acts as an early warning signal and enables timely feedback to the referring nurse for early intervention.  
Hollister welcome the opportunity to discuss the Secure Start Urology Service with you. For more information, contact the Secure Start Team at hollister.securestart@nhs.net

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Winner's Interviews

The webinar will be followed by interviews with the following BJN Award Winners:
Urology Nurse of the Year, Continence Nurse of the Year, Oncology Nurse of the Year and Infection Prevention Nurse of the Year.

6:00 PM - 6:40 PM

Optimising Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Care

Speakers: Dr Karen Kemp, Nurse Consultant IBD, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Glyn Scott, Nurse Consultant Gastroenterology/Endoscopy and IBD Lead, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a promotional webinar intended for nurses with an interest in IBD, which has been funded and sponsored by Takeda UK Ltd. The content has been developed by Takeda UK Ltd. and Takeda products will be discussed.

Glyn Scott – RN, PGDip, BSc Acute Care, Non-Medical Prescriber
Consultant Nurse Gastroenterology/Endoscopy and IBD, Trust Inflammatory Bowel Disease Lead
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Glyn is a Consultant Nurse for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust. Within this role he is responsible for leading the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Service and is the professional nursing lead for IBD, Hepatitis C, Bowel Screening and Endoscopy. He is developing the Trust’s Nurse Led IBD Service and is also a Non-Medical Prescriber. Prior to this role, he had a varied career in nursing, working within IBD, nutrition, critical care, and management roles.

Glyn is passionate about improving patient experience and using evaluation strategies to continually monitor and improve the care delivered to the patient. He has always had a keen interest in using the workplace to develop staff to support the delivery of the highest levels of care. He has a wide portfolio of conference presentations, both nationally and internationally, and is constantly inspired by the good practice shared by all presenters. He has just been appointed the Clinical Lead for IBD for East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust.


Dr Karen Kemp - PhD, MPhil, BSc (Hons), RGN
Consultant Nurse Inflammatory Bowel Disease / Honorary Lecturer, NIHR 70@70 Senior Nurse Research Leader
Dept of Gastroenterology, Manchester Royal Infirmary / University of Manchester

Dr Karen Kemp is a clinical academic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Consultant Nurse. She is currently the Consultant Nurse IBD at Manchester Royal Infirmary, leading a team of six IBD Nurse Specialists, a Specialist Pharmacist, IBD Co-coordinator and is also an Honorary Lecturer (Research) at the University of Manchester. Dr Kemp was awarded one of the NIHR 70@70 Senior Nurse Research Leader posts in April 2019 and she is now part of the NIHR Academy Nursing and Midwifery Careers Advisory Service, whilst continuing her own post- doctoral research projects. Karen’s interests are patient reported outcomes, follow up care and the impact of the IBD nurse on patient care. She now sits on the Research Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and the Gastroenterology Clinical Research Network. Internationally, she is the past Chair of the Nurse European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation Committee (N-ECCO 2016-2017) developing the first Nurse Education Programme within ECCO which took place in Italy in 2018/2019. Karen also developed the NECCO Research Nurse Forum which has now become part of the NECCO educational portfolio which provides a collaborative platform for nurses undertaking research across Europe.


C-ANPROM/UK/EYV/0088, March 2021

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Winner's Interviews

Following the webinar interviews with the following BJN Award winners will be broadcast:
Gastrointestinal/IBD Nurse of the Year, Hepatology/Liver Nurse of the Year, Nutrition Nurse of the Year, Vascular Access Nurse of the Year and Renal Nurse of the Year.

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Winner's Interviews

Interviews with the following BJN Award winners will be broadcast:
Cardiovascular Nurse of the Year, Respiratory Nurse of the Year, Innovation Award, Nurse of the Year, Lifetime Achievement