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King’s nurses shortlisted for major awards

28 July 2022 - Nicola de Lobel and Mira Osinibi have been recognised at the Nursing Times Awards

Congratulations to Nicola de Lobel, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Lung Cancer at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley, and Mira Osinibi, Children’s Respiratory Nurse Specialist at King’s College Hospital, Camberwell, who have each been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award.

The Nursing Times Awards bring together the nursing community to shine a light on the brightest talent in the profession and recognise those who make nursing innovative, patient-focused and inclusive.

Nicola (pictured right) founded the lung cancer support group, Everybreath – which has been shortlisted in the Cancer Nursing category – in partnership with lung cancer patients and their families. The group supports King’s patients who have been affected by lung cancer, and has been chosen as the Mayor of Bromley’s charity of the year.

Nicola said: “I am incredibly proud to have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award. Lung cancer is the most underrepresented tumour group and sadly there are very few groups in the UK to offer this type of peer support.

Everybreath provides a safe space for those affected by lung cancer to connect with others, meet regularly, share experiences, and know that they are not alone in their struggle with the impact that lung cancer can have on people’s lives.”

Mira Osinibi (pictured left) is another member of Team King’s who has been recognised for her work. Mira has been shortlisted in the Respiratory Nurse category for her smoking cessation in paediatric service.

Mira started the service to help make a difference to minimise children’s asthma and to improve outcomes and overall quality of care.

Mira explains: “I launched this service to improve children’s asthma. Second hand smoke can trigger an asthma attack in a child so it is important to limit the risks posed.

“The government has a plan to make England smoke-free by 2030, and this is King’s contribution towards it.

“I believe that even one clinic with smoking cessation can make a difference in starting the journey towards stopping smoking. Hopefully this will be a continuous journey which will include more clinicians to help influence change in this field. So far it is been well received by over 90% of parents that smoke who are grateful to be offered this service.”

Both Nicola and Mira will present to the judging panel in September, before the awards ceremony on Wednesday 26 October 2022.

A full list of the award categories and nominations can be found on the Nursing Times website.