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Nurse honoured for her contribution to welfare of older people

Gwyn Grout becomes first nurse to receive lifetime achievement award from the British Geriatrics Society
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Gwyn Grout becomes first nurse to receive the Marjory Warren Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Geriatrics Society

A nurse has won a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the welfare of older people.

Independent consultant nurse Gwyn Grout is the first nurse to receive the Marjory Warren Lifetime Achievement Award , given by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) to those who have made exceptional contributions over their careers.

Dr Grout has been instrumental in developing the advanced

Gwyn Grout becomes first nurse to receive the Marjory Warren Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Geriatrics Society

Picture of independent consultant nurse Gwyn Grout
Gwyn Grout. Picture: Paul Stuart

A nurse has won a lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the welfare of older people.

Independent consultant nurse Gwyn Grout is the first nurse to receive the Marjory Warren Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) to those who have made exceptional contributions over their careers. 

Dr Grout has been instrumental in developing the advanced clinical practitioner curricula in frailty and mental health for Health Education England (HEE) in the south east. 

Development of Health Education England practice frameworks

In the past two years this work has extended nationally, culminating in the development of HEE multiprofessional advanced and consultancy practice frameworks. 

Dr Grout said: ‘As a nurse reaching the end of my career, it fills me with great pride to be honoured in this way, especially during the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and as we remember the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. 

‘It has been a great privilege to work alongside like-minded multidisciplinary colleagues.’

Her career started in 1986 when she qualified as a mental health nurse. She was appointed advanced clinical nurse specialist in mental health liaison in 1998, and became a consultant nurse in mental health liaison for older people in 2002. 

Member of influential development groups

While working as a consultant nurse she undertook a PhD in sociology and was awarded her doctorate in 2007.

Dr Grout was also a member of the guideline development group of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), developing NICE guidance for depression with chronic health problems, and was a member of the working group to develop the National Dementia Strategy for England in 2008.


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