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Endocrine Nurse Award winner for 2019 announced

17 Oct 2018

Congratulations to the winner of the Endocrine Nurse Award for 2019, Alison Milne, Endocrine Nurse Specialist at NHS Grampian’s JJR Macleod Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Aberdeen.

Alison has been chosen for the Award due to her exceptional work in running The Pituitary Foundation Endocrine Nurse Helpline for 10 years.

Alison said, “This helpline is a valuable service for patients, their families and carers who have been diagnosed with a pituitary condition. These are very rare and complex conditions and people feel very isolated and alone.  Many hospitals in the UK do not have the luxury of a specialist endocrine team and have no specialist nurse to advise them. This is why I feel that my Nurse Helpline was so valuable and so much in demand.”


“The Helpline is an invaluable resource for patients and clearly used widely across the UK. Alison has demonstrated the positive impact this has had on patients and it is clear this is a much needed resource for patients. Alison has been key in the development and success of this service. She has developed a great resource document for patients post-surgery alongside this and continues to champion the ESN role for patient support.”

“Her commitment over a 10 year period to The Pituitary Foundation, her innovations in steroid education and her dedication to patient care is to be celebrated and she deserves this award.”


The Society’s Endocrine Nurse Award recognises individuals who have demonstrated innovative and successful nurse-led initiatives in the endocrine field that have advanced best practice in research, education or patient care.

If you have a nurse colleague that you would like to nominate for the 2020 Endocrine Nurse Award, applications are now open until 08 July 2019.

See what's coming up at Endocrine Nurse Update 2019 on 8-9 April.