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Department of Oncology



Irene Debiram-Beecham highly commended in Royal College of Nursing awards
Congratulations to Irene Debiram-Beecham (Oncology), who has been highly commended in this year’s Royal College of Nursing (RCN) nursing awards in the Excellence in Cancer Research Nursing category. 

During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, diagnostic endoscopy services in England were curtailed by approximately 30%. As a result, the opportunity arose for rapid implementation of the Cytosponge, a non-endoscopic diagnostic tool often described as a “pill on a string”. Irene designed Cytosponge training for those administering the test, and a “train the trainer” programme that included a webinar, hands-on-training in a number of locations across the UK.

Further information about the RCN Nursing Awards can be found here.