Pam Harris Medal Lecture

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Pam Harris was a patient receiving parenteral support and she largely set up the Nightingale Trust for Nutritional Support in 2005. The Nightingale Trust aims to train caregivers who provide nutritional support to give safe, expert and compassionate care. The Pamela Harris Medal Lecture is awarded in her honour. Originally awarded at the NNNG conference it has been included in the BAPEN Conference programme since 2019. It provides an exciting opportunity for a nurse to obtain an educational grant (covering registration, travel and accommodation) to present their work at national level at BAPEN Conference.

The abstract submitted should have a subject that is directly related to improving patient care or management, and which can be expanded to form a 20-minute oral presentation followed by five minutes of questions.

Previous prize winners

Repair of central venous catheters


Jose Bennell, Nutrition Nurse Specialist, Royal Free Hospital. “Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections in the time of Covid”.

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Repair of central venous catheters


Hayley Leyland, Nutrition Nurse Specialist from Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust. “Repair of Central Venous Catheters in Home Parenteral Nutrition patients”.

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Buried bumper syndrome


Elaine Trautner, Nutrition Nurse Specialist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. ‘Buried Bumper Syndrome‘.

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Keeping the home in homeostasis


Margaret Collins, Nutrition Nurse Specialist from Cheltenham & Gloucester Hospitals. ‘Keeping the home in homeostasis‘.

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Harnessing innovative pump technology


Mia Small, Consultant Nurse in Intestinal Failure & Nutrition at London & Northwest Healthcare Trust. ’Harnessing innovative pump technology to improve the experience and outcomes of patients receiving home parenteral nutrition‘.

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The inaugural lecture was given by Kurt Boeykens at the NNNG Conference. ‘Reliability of pH measurement and the auscultatory method to confirm position of a nasogastric tube‘.