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Former Nurse of the Year urges others to enter RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

Previous winner who launched a domestic violence service in an emergency department is encouraging award entries.
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A former Nurse of the Year who launched a domestic violence service in an emergency department has urged people to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017.

Entries are now open for the awards, which showcase the dedication, creativity and passion of nurses in providing high-quality patient care.

Nurses, midwives and health visitors as well as assistant practitioners, healthcare assistants and nursing students can enter across 13 categories:

  • Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award.
  • Cancer Nursing Award.
  • Child Health Award.
  • Commitment to Carers Award (sponsored by NHS England).
  • Community Nursing Award (sponsored by Superdrug).
  • Excellence in Cancer Research Award (sponsored by Cancer Research UK).
  • Innovations in your Specialty.
  • Leadership Award.
  • Learning Disability Nursing Award (sponsored by NHS England).
  • Mental Health Practice Award.

A former Nurse of the Year who launched a domestic violence service in an emergency department has urged people to enter the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017.


Amanda Burston was named Nurse of the Year at the 2015 awards. 

Entries are now open for the awards, which showcase the dedication, creativity and passion of nurses in providing high-quality patient care.

Nurses, midwives and health visitors – as well as assistant practitioners, healthcare assistants and nursing students – can enter across 13 categories:

  • Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award.
  • Cancer Nursing Award.
  • Child Health Award.
  • Commitment to Carers Award (sponsored by NHS England).
  • Community Nursing Award (sponsored by Superdrug).
  • Excellence in Cancer Research Award (sponsored by Cancer Research UK).
  • Innovations in your Specialty.
  • Leadership Award.
  • Learning Disability Nursing Award (sponsored by NHS England).
  • Mental Health Practice Award.
  • Patient’s Choice (sponsored by Yakult).
  • RCN Healthcare Assistant Award (sponsored by the RCN).

The winners of each category will be eligible for the Nurse of the Year award, which is chosen by a panel of judges and announced at the end of the ceremony.

Former winner

Amanda Burston was named Nurse of the Year at the 2015 awards. 

She launched the Safer Steps service in Royal Stoke University Hospital’s emergency department, which has helped hundreds of victims of domestic abuse since it began.

The service allows people to report abuse and seek help, and provides extensive training for all staff at the hospital.

Many benefits

Urging others to enter the prestigious awards, Ms Burston said: ‘The award process is just the beginning of the journey – it is a platform to share, grow, network and improve all projects.

‘I urge everyone to nominate a project, team or themselves in the 2017 awards. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. It will help you make a difference. One door opens, and leads to another and another.’

Nurses can also be nominated by a colleague.

The RCNi Nurse Awards event will be held on Friday 5 May 2017 at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London.

More information is available at www.nurseawards.co.uk

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