Ovarian Cancer Action named as charity partner for Nursing Times Awards

Nursing Times Awards

Ovarian Cancer Action is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as the official charity partner for this year’s Nursing Times Awards, to be held on 2 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Established by the Nursing Times – a weekly magazine for nurses – The Nursing Times Awards has been running for 27 years and celebrates true excellence in nursing and patient care.

The partnership aligns perfectly with Ovarian Cancer Action’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and its symptoms amongst health care professionals, to improve diagnoses.

Research carried out by the charity’s awareness team found that 26% of nurses they spoke to thought that the cervical smear screened for ovarian cancer, which it does not. Ovarian Cancer Action hopes this partnership will help raise awareness of ovarian cancer, potentially saving lives.

The charity’s Healthcare Projects Manager, Ross Little, will also be writing an article for the Nursing Times, to be published in autumn, about the importance of recognising ovarian cancer symptoms.

Daisy Woolfrey, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Ovarian Cancer Action, said:

“We are thrilled to be working with the Nursing Times Awards this year. Celebrating nurses and all that they do is hugely important and so this partnership is very exciting for us. Ovarian cancer and its symptoms are often misunderstood, even by healthcare professionals; this is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the significance of early diagnosis to those in this field.”

Jenni Middleton, editor of Nursing Times said:

“It never ceases to amaze me that at a time when we see the NHS and the healthcare provider space is so stretched that nurses continue to find the energy, passion and motivation to innovate for the benefit of their patients, service users and residents. The Nursing Times Awards is truly a celebration of their hard work, drive and talent. We salute them, and I congratulate everyone who is shortlisted.”