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Honorary Learning Disability Nursing Lecturers recognised in the Nursing Times Leaders Awards

Nursing Times

The Nursing Times, a prestigious publication highly esteemed amongst the nursing community, has presented its first ever Nursing Times Leaders awards. The awards celebrate the contributions and achievements of practitioners and student nurses, as well as outstanding healthcare professionals.  Two of Kingston and St George’s Honorary Learning Disability Nursing lecturers have been recognised in The Nursing Times Leaders awards:

  • Mr Phil Boulter, Nurse Consultant from Surrey and Boarders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Ben Thomas, Professional Officer for mental health, learning disabilities and dementia care at the Department of Health

The feedback of the judging panel was very positive:

The judges said: “Ben has a long profile in mental health and learning disability nursing and is hugely respected for his achievements in shaping policy in these areas.”

The panel also said: “A quiet yet passionate supporter of learning disabilities nursing, Phil has led work on improving care for people with learning disabilities in acute settings. If you need advice on learning disabilities, Phil is the person to call.”

Jenni Middleton, Nursing Times editor, said: “I am delighted to see learning disability nursing so well represented. This part of the profession has had to work doubly hard to ensure its voice is recognised, and nurses making waves in this field deserve every bit of this public recognition”

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education congratulates both Mr Phil Boulter and Dr Ben Thomas on their outstanding contribution to the Learning Disability nursing profession.