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01 May 2024

King's nurse recognised at the British Journal of Nursing Awards

The awards are a recognition of the hard work and unwavering commitment of nursing teams and colleagues.

roseline agyekum bjn bronze award

Roseline Agyekum was awarded Bronze in the category Renal Nurse of the Year at the British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Awards in March 2024.

Roseline is a Community Kidney Researcher and Senior Practitioner Lecturer in the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care at King’s College London. She is also doing an NIHR-funded PhD.

Roseline was recognised for her work on the HIDDEN-CKD project. Funded by Kidney Research UK, HIDDEN-CKD provides community kidney screening to people from African and Afro Caribbean backgrounds to reduce kidney health inequalities in South East London.

Since the project started in October 2022, over 1500 people have taken part, and Roseline has referred over 100 people for follow-up investigations with their GP. So far, 8 people with early-stage and 3 late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) have been identified.

On her win, Roseline said, ‘I’m very proud to have received the Bronze award, but for me it is not about which award I receive, it is more about the recognition, and to all faith and non-faith leaders who engaged with us, our patients who shared their lived stories, and the Community Kidney Ambassadors and collaborators, whose continued commitment contributes towards the success of HIDDEN-CKD.’

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