A senior Spectrum nurse has been shortlisted as Nurse Leader of the Year at the Nursing Times Awards 2016.
Karen Jordan leads a small team of Wellbeing nurses as part of North Yorkshire Horizons, the substance misuse service for North Yorkshire.
She has 37 years of nursing experience and has pioneered a new approach to engage with vulnerable patients across the county, including embedding a new outreach nursing model which enabled staff to visit patients at home, in neutral locations and even out in the street.
Karen attending the Nursing Times judging panel in September 2016 and will join the other finalists to meet Prince Charles at Clarence House in October. The awards ceremony will be held in London in November.