Helen Hampton, BBV Lead Nurse (Cornwall & Devon), Addaction

In 2004 Helen qualified as an RGN in her home County of Cornwall. She worked at the Royal Cornwall Hospital as a surgical nurse on the vascular ward and the surgical admissions unit.

From 2007 – 2012, Helen worked with Cornwall Drug and Alcohol Team running a successful HCV treatment service in primary care offering treatment and support to a community that can feel isolated, marginalised and socially excluded.  In 2012 she joined Addaction in a new developing role ensuring best practice, enhancing awareness, BBV screening and developing a robust vaccination programme. Helen currently leads on BBV services across Cornwall and Devon.  In addition she is a non-medical prescriber.

In 2014, Helen was presented with a ‘highly commended’ certificate on behalf of the team for ‘best treatment pathway initiative group’ for the Quality in Care Hepatitis C awards. This year Helen was awarded the Queens’ Nurse Title for recognition for her work in the community.

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