Dermatology Nurse Consultant wins prestigious award
Carrie Wingfield, a Dermatology Nurse Consultant at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) has been given a prestigious lifetime achievement award by her peers.
Carrie was presented with the Stone Award by the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) at their annual conference on 30th June. The Stone Award is named after the founder of the BDNG and first recipient of the award Lynnette Stone CBE, and recognises the work of an individual who has made a consistently significant contribution in the field of dermatology nursing.
Carrie has worked in dermatology for 20 years and at NNUH for 17 years. She was the first nurse prescriber in the Trust and the first nurse consultant. As a nurse consultant she has had extra specialist training and works independently alongside other consultants within the dermatology department. She holds clinics and carries out skin surgery on patients to remove cancerous lesions at NNUH and Cromer Hospital.
After winning the award, Carrie said: It was a huge surprise to be presented with the award and a very humbling experience. Ive had a great career so far and fantastic support from my colleagues within the dermatology department which has a great team ethos. I feel like Ive accepted this award on behalf of the whole team and am honoured to have received it.
Notes to Editors:
The BDNG is a charitable organisation which was set up as an educational resource and point of governance for dermatology nurses.