Sadie Harrison

Winner of the Debbie Eadie Advance Nurse Practitioner Award 2019

Here are the nominations we recieved:

I worked with Sadie through her training as an ANNP and now a few years since she qualified. She is always hard working. Although she was initially nervous in the transition into this role, she has flourished and is highly competent. Plus a joy to work with.


Sadie is an amazing ANNP. She has wonderful communication skills with the entire multidisciplinary team. She is supportive of junior colleagues and is always willing to support training by teaching procedures / skills to others. She is compassionate with families. She is efficient, organised and dedicated to the unit. She is always willing to help the team and is a pleasure to work with.


Sadie is such a great ANNP. She is always happy at work and boosts moral for the team. She will take any opportunity to teach others and is extremely supportive to new junior doctors. She is an asset to the neonatal team and works extremely hard.  She is always working to improve the department with numerous projects, both from a nursing and medical perspective.


She has been supportive from day 1 of ST1; making us feel welcome and helping us get to know the NICU and helping us gain practical procedure experience. Sadie works well with the nurses and doctors, and is approachable. She is great with patients and a pleasure to work with.


Sadie is an exceptional ANNP. Skilled, competent and kind. Sadie has bridged the gap between medical and nursing team and the maternity unit. Midwives simply trust her and she engages and enables them in return. This has dramatically improved working relationships, which in turn improves safety.  Families feel really supported, she is never rushed and always finds time to reassure them and answer questions.


Nothing is never a stupid question, always takes time to talk a situation through, she is calm in stressful situations and has a friendly approach.


Sadie qualified as an ANNP several years ago now and has been outstanding in her role supporting babies, families, Nursing colleagues and the medical team. Sadie is involved not only in clinical care but gives 110% of herself to ensuring that new policies, new ways of working etc are embraced by both Nursing and medical staff. If I had a baby on the Neonatal unit I would absolutely want Sadie to care for my baby.


Sadie has made a huge contribution in this role since qualifying, her commitment is inspiring.

Sadie is incredibly knowledgeable and has an obvious passion for providing neonatal care.

Nothing is too much trouble. Generous with her time in practice and in teaching. She helps to build the teamworking between nurses and medics.

Sadie’s commitment to the team is amazing. She is a efficient, knowledgeable, and skilled practitioner who is also a great team player.


Listens to all members of the team, supported new trainee’s from nursing and medical areas. Always happy to answer questions and discuss challenging situations.


Sadie is just amazing at what she does!


Sadie has been an ANNP for about 3 years now and relishes the role and responsibility. She is always available to cover extra shifts (sometimes too many) and is instrumental in keeping the morale of the tier 1 Dr’s at a constant high despite rota pressures. She takes up roles and responsibilities including my Care (digitalisation of hospital systems), leading on nutrition and research as well as continuing her caring nursing side. Sadie is an ANNP that all nurses wanting to perform this role, should aspire to emulate


Outstanding members of the team. Always happy to know they were on shift.


Sadie is a fantastic ANNP, working on both Tier 1 and Tier 2 rotas – she is integral to the team. She takes on a lot of tasks and even when stressed is willing to help out other members of the team or offer quick advice regarding logistics. She will try and swap with trainees and appreciates the pressures of both the nursing and medical job. She is a great source of knowledge for the unit.

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