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September 30, 2003


From: Nottingham Evening Post, UK - Sept 30, 2003

A Notts woman has received a national award in recognition of her work to give deaf awareness training to health workers.

Lisa Warnock, an information officer at the Notts Deaf Society, was praised for her ability to help GPs and nurses understand the problems deaf people can face within the health service.

Profoundly deaf herself, Lisa beat 400 other nominees to claim the National Award for Tutoring Excellence, which was presented by John Hutton, Minister of State for Health, at a ceremony in London.

The award was from the new National Health Service University (NHSU), which aims to encourage people who work in the NHS to take training courses to improve patient care.

Lisa, who has a son who is also profoundly deaf, said: "In the training we give we stop some of the myths and show that deaf people are just the same as hearing people."

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