Elaine Cole

Katie McIlroy
Nursing Standard

Community nurse looked beyond labels and ‘held on to hope when I lost mine’

Katie McIlroy has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for care of women with complex mental and physical needs

Orna Carey
Nursing Standard

Recovery from spinal injury: ‘care was the boost I needed on my long journey’

Orna Carey was nominated for the Patient's Choice award for her dedication to a young patient

Jodie Heath
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Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's complex health needs

Paul Murray
Nursing Standard

Nurse nominated for posthumous award ‘made patients feel special’

Paul Murray received a record number of nominations for the Patient’s Choice award

Nursing Awards 2021
Nursing Standard

RCN Nursing Awards 2021: find out who is on the shortlist

Our finalists showcase the best of nursing and the profession’s response to COVID-19

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Nurses’ time to shine: how to get started on your RCN Nursing Awards entry

Advice from winners, nominees and our chair of judges to help you celebrate your achievements

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The street outreach nurses who bring on-the-spot care to people sleeping rough

Westminster Street Nurse project has opened up access to care for this hard-to-reach group

Nursing Standard

How a nursing support worker is making surgery a positive experience for patients

People with learning disabilities can expect a calmer and safer experience of surgery

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CPR at 38,000ft: the nursing student who took control of an in-flight emergency

Isobel Corrie named RCNi Nurse Awards Patient’s Choice winner after saving passenger’s life

Mental Health Practice

Nurse pioneer champions model of conflict resolution that can be implemented on any ward

Safewards model offers ten interventions and has transformed mental health nursing practice

Nursing Older People

A nurse champion of oral care in community services

A palliative care nurse’s successful oral care initiative has been adapted by other teams

Ana Waddington
Nursing Standard

RCN Nurse of the Year 2020: using CPR sessions to tackle the youth knife crime epidemic

Ana Waddington’s programme engages both vulnerable young people and healthcare staff

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Healthcare projects on an overseas placement: how one student’s plan generated a team effort

RCNi Nursing Student Award winner’s networking and persistence got a clinic up and running

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Preventing hospital admissions and improving end of life care: a team approach

How the RCNi Nurse Awards Team of the Year integrates physical and mental health services

Cancer Nursing Practice

Nurse-led project shows how rewarding a career in cancer research can be

Cancer Research UK senior nurse Ben Hood’s project ignites interest in cancer research role and boosts recruitment

Learning Disability Practice

Prison nursing support team transforms care of inmates with learning disabilities

Their work ensures service-users’ needs are met in a custodial setting

Nursing Older People

Dementia care: the nurse-led service that gets to the heart of what matters to carers

Admiral Nurse Kerry Lyons’ dementia support service is reducing inpatient stays and empowering carers

Giselle Padmore-Payne
Nursing Children and Young People

How a dedicated nurse helped bridge the gap between children’s and adult services

Programme has helped young people with sickle cell and thalassaemia blood disorders

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