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Tower Hamlets mental health nurses pick up prestigious nursing prize

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 July 2018

Tower Hamlets mental health nurses Hannah Bjorkstrand, Nasima Begum and Naz Islam receive the RCNi ‘Commitment to Carers’ award. Picture: Clarion Communications

Tower Hamlets mental health nurses Hannah Bjorkstrand, Nasima Begum and Naz Islam receive the RCNi ‘Commitment to Carers’ award. Picture: Clarion Communications

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Mental health nurses in Tower Hamlets yesterday picked up a national nursing award.

Hannah Bjorkstrand, Nasima Begum and Naz Islam, who work at the borough’s Primary Care Mental Health Service, were named winners of the RCNi Commitment to Carers award at a star-studded ceremony in central London.

Judges recognised their “outstanding” work setting up a hub for carers.

“We know the difference we’ve made as a team, but there is so much fantastic nursing working being done out there, so it’s such an honour to be recognised,” said Nasima.

“I hope the hard work continues and we can develop bigger things for carers, not just in my borough, but further afield.”

RCNi, part of the Royal College of Nursing union, say the awards recognise health workers who “go above and beyond to save lives”.

Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke handed out gongs at swanky shindig in the Park Plaza hotel alongside TV presenter Kate Garraway.


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