Claire Tanner

Nominated for Nursing Lifetime Achievement

Works at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

“Where to start!
Claire is a band 6 on the ward who has a specialist interest in mental health! Without Claire’s support and guidance over the last couple of year , but especially this last year the care that young people with mental health illness would be very different! Claire goes over and above her role role when it come to providing care to young people with mental health illness and the reason for this is that we have had some very challenging patients over the last 6 months and with each admission Claire always has the young person best interest at heart ! She is involved in daily meetings ensuring the voice of the young person is heard , especially when the young person has complex mental health needs !
The support that Claire provide to staff is beyond amazing , she is always making sure that each member of staff is ok and fully supported, as there have been some very stressful shifts, Claire has come in on her days off ensure that staff are debriefed before they go home ! I can honesty say hand on heart, as a ward we mentally wouldn’t have survived the last 6 months in ward if it hadn’t have been for Claire ! The young people of North Devon are so lucky to have her fighting and supporting them! “

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