Tricia Moate worked tirelessly as a nurse and as a patient advocate for sarcoma. Sadly, she died from sarcoma in December 2018. We dedicate this award to her memory.
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We know that there has been a difficult couple of years for everyone and so it’s even more important to celebrate and support the work of the Allied Health Professionals and nurses working with sarcoma patients. Sarcoma UK is grateful to Tricia’s family for their ongoing support of this award.
Why is this award important?
- Attending the BSG conference is an excellent opportunity to learn more about sarcoma and the treatments that are currently available and on the horizon.
- It’s an opportunity for nurses and AHPs to share best practice, network, build supportive relationships and lay the foundations for collaborative work.
- It’s a way of supporting this unique workforce, personal development and celebrate the work of nurses and AHPs.
Why are we doing it?
- We understand how hard it can be to have study leave, let alone find funding or the time to attend.
- There are few sarcoma specific study days available and no specific nurse and AHP training modules available anymore.
- The spread of sarcoma units and specialist centres across the UK mean sarcoma nurses and AHPs rarely meet peers unless they attend a study day.
What does the award cover?
The winning application will receive:
- Sponsorship to have access to the BSG conference, including travel, accommodation, conference dinner and access to the full BSG programme.
- Support to attend a further study day that will support personal development and patient care.
- Support from the charity in writing an abstract, formatting and producing a poster for the BSG.
Who can apply?
- Individual nurses and AHPs who care for sarcoma patients can apply. Applicants do not need to be sarcoma clinical nurse specialists or a sarcoma specific AHP. We welcome and encourage applications from outside the specialism.
- Nursing and AHP teams from a sarcoma service can also apply. Some trusts have limited the number of study days staff can attend, so a team application would allow for a different member to attend each of the three opportunities.
The value of the award cannot be given in cash, and any costs cannot exceed a total of £1,350 per winning application. Economy travel and the equivalent of Premier Inn standard of accommodation ought to be booked where possible.
What we expect
Sarcoma UK asks that winners:
- Are happy to be contacted by Sarcoma UK’s communications team about winning, to appear in the charity’s marketing.
- Write and submit a poster application/abstract for the BSG. We will support winners with this.
How to apply
We ask applicants to explain in 500 words or less, how the Tricia Moate Award will contribute to their personal and professional development, and the impact this will have for sarcoma patients.
Applications will be judged by a small committee, comprising of nurses, allied health professionals and patients.