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Nursing Studies head wins award for care

The Head of Nursing Studies has won an award for her dedication to her students.

Professor Aisha Holloway is the recipient of a Cavell Star Award, given to nurses in the UK who have shown exceptional care for either their colleagues of their patients and patients’ families.

Cavell Nurses Trust, a nurses’ charity, run the Awards in partnership with LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare.

It was a huge shock and put the biggest smile on my face. My husband asked me if I’m going to wear the Cavell Star medal all the time, and I said, yes of course. To be recognised for the things that you do and to get that recognition from your colleagues and students is amazing. I’m just so proud of winning a Cavell Star Award. It has made my heart sing.

Professor Aisha HollowayHead of Nursing Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Recognised by peers

Prof Holloway receives a medal and an invite to attend a garden party next year to celebrate the nation’s nursing professionals.

She was nominated for the award by her colleagues.

Aisha is the most excitable, energetic and thoroughly joyous human being I’ve had the pleasure to work with and she gives so much to her students who come to study with her from across the globe. Aisha is building a strong and politically savvy group of future nurses and nurse researchers. She sees the very best in everyone and encourages us to blast our way through glass ceilings. Aisha is uncompromising.

Joanne BosanquetDeputy Chief Nurse at Public Health England

Supporting nurses

The Cavell Star Awards sponsored by NEXT, UNISON, NHS Improvement, National Garden Scheme, Health Education England, NHS Professionals, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, Alexandra, British Journal of Nursing, The Embassy of Belgium in the UK and Thornbury Nursing Services & Scottish Nursing Guild.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust supports UK nurses, midwives and health care assistants - both working and retired - when they are suffering personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust is here for nurses when they need help, so we are really excited to be launching the Cavell Star Awards as a morale boost for nursing teams working extremely hard in very challenging situations.

John OrchardChief Executive at Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Related links

Study Nursing at Edinburgh

Cavell Star Awards