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King’s nurse recognised by the British Journal of Nursing

28 July 2022 - Rashmi Thannikkal wins bronze in the Infection Prevention Nurse of the Year category

Congratulations to Rashmi Thannikkal on being awarded the bronze certificate in the Infection Prevention Nurse of the Year category at this year’s British Journal of Nursing (BJN) awards.

Rashmi, Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Nurse Specialist, won the award as she always demonstrates the desire to drive infection prevention and control improvement standards across the Trust.

Rashmi said she was initially shocked at winning the award but is thankful to the person who nominated her: “I received an email in April and I thought it might be a spam email so I didn’t open it at first!

“I was shocked when I did read it and I have no idea who nominated me, but I am grateful that they did. It’s such a big surprise to win this award and it is a great honour.”

Prior to joining the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team, Rashmi was a staff nurse, looking after patients during the pandemic in the Neurology department of the hospital. Rashmi, who is based at King’s College Hospital, Camberwell, wanted to join the IPC team as she became interested in the management of infections.

Rachael Ben Salem, Lead IPC Nurse, said: “I’m really pleased that Rashmi has won this award. Rashmi is a vital part of the IPC team and this recognition is an indication of her valuable knowledge and skills as a nurse and IPC specialist.”

Congratulations on the award, Rashmi!