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Nurse recognised at prestigious journalism awards

A practising nurse has won recognition at a journalism awards for an article written for Nursing in Practice.

Dermatology nurse practitioner Jill Peters came second with her article on eczema, which was published in issue 69 of Nursing in Practice. The judges said the piece was clearly written and well referenced.

'Amazed and thrilled'

Jill Peters, who works in Suffolk was “amazed and thrilled” to discover she was the runner up for Best Healthcare Professional Trade Journalist at the Johnson and Johnson Awards. 

However, the Colchester-based nurse does not classify herself as a journalist. 

“I'm not a journalist, just that over the years I have learned through the experience of writing in professional journals to develop a style that is informative and easy to read.”

Jill believes that sharing knowledge is “key to improving care for our patients”. 

Two articles shortlisted

Beauty and skin care writers and bloggers from across the UK and Ireland attended the Johnson and Johnson Journalism Awards in London.  

Of the many articles submitted for the prestigious prize, two articles from Nursing in Practice were shortlisted. Maureen Benbow's article on pressure ulcers, which appeared in issue 64 of Nursing in Practice, made the top seven. 

Click here to read Jill's and Maureen's articles.