THE Macmillan Urology Service has been crowned the deserving winner of the Cancer Nursing category at a prestigious industry awards.

Based at Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) the team was announced as the winner of the Cancer Nursing category at the Nursing Time Awards 2019 for their work in how they have changed the service to improve the experience for cancer patients.

The service includes a nurse led clinic for patients with suspected cancer, a new programme allowing patients greater self-control to manage their health after being diagnosed with cancer.

All patients can also access their own information through an electronic portal meaning they don't have to travel to the hospital for results.

Judges praised the 'innovative, person-centred improvement' which embraces digital technology and allows people living with cancer to take control of their care and support.

Dawn Miller, Macmillan lead cancer nurse said: “I am delighted that our team has won this award.

"We strive to provide the best possible care for our patients and it is fantastic that our innovative work is having a real positive impact on patient experience.”

The Macmillan Urology Service received the accolade at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London this week, nurses and organisations from across the profession were honoured across 23 categories in a night of recognition dedicated to celebrating exceptional achievement.

Editor of Nursing Times Steve Ford said: “The Nursing Times Awards showcase the innovation and best practice of nurses and midwives up and down the country, which I hope will be shared widely to improve care.

"The awards represent a great opportunity to celebrate all that is good about the nursing profession and I would like to personally congratulate all our winners and finalists.

“Hearing about the ground-breaking work being done by nurses around the UK to improve patient care never ceases to amaze me.

"This is especially true at the moment given the workforce pressures that nursing staff are under in many places.

“Our awards come just a couple months before the start of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020, which represents another huge opportunity to promote the great work of nursing staff everywhere.”