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Claire Rayner Patient's Choice Award

Named after the late Claire Rayner, the well known nurse, agony aunt, writer, broadcaster and patients' champion, this special award allows members of the public to thank a nurse* who has made a real difference to their or a loved one's healthcare.


Ellie Hodge, Chemotheraphy Nurse
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Ellie was announced as the Patient's Choice Nurse 2013 at an inspirational awards ceremony hosted by TV presenter, broadcaster and journalist Fiona Phillips on Tuesday 12th March at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Adam Rayner, son of the late Claire Rayner helped present the award.

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Photo left to right: Adam Rayner, Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ellie Hodge, Chemotherapy Nurse, York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Fiona Phillips, Host