Professional success for staff at The Sussex Beacon


Two members of the team from The Sussex Beacon have been elected to sit on the executive committee of the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA).

Jim Stanford and Andy Marshall are both clinical team leaders in the inpatient unit at The Sussex Beacon and were elected in a vote taken by NHIVNA’s 300 members. The newly elected committee will hold its first meeting tomorrow in London.

NHIVNA is a national body with over 300 members, which brings together nurses from various disciplines working in HIV patient care. The executive committee of NHIVNA allows nursing professionals to exchange information, share good practice and support nursing related research.

The NHIVNA annual conference in July saw success for another member of the team at The Sussex Beacon as Anita Johnston, Deputy Team Leader, won an award for best poster presentation for her poster on ‘The introduction of bedside handovers to improve patient care’.

Jason Warriner, Clinical Services Director at The Sussex Beacon said, “With two representatives on the NHIVNA committee and the poster presentation award, we’re really making an impact in HIV nursing on a national level. Jim and Andy will be able to share our best practice and learn from others who are also working on the frontline. We have a great team, who are always working to ensure we give our patients first-class care.”

The Sussex Beacon provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV. The charity provides both inpatient and outpatient services to promote independence and improve health. For more information visit or email




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