Nurse Awards

Nurse Awards 2015: the categories

ANDREW PARKER STUDENT NURSE AWARD
In association with the RCN Fellows

This award is for nursing students whose nursing practice, perceptions or interactions with patients have changed as a result of an incident or experience during training. Students nominate themselves.

 

BANK NURSE AWARD
In association with NHS Professionals

This award recognises and rewards the vital and ever increasing contribution bank nurses play in the overall nursing workforce on wards every day. The judges are seeking nominations for bank nurses / bank nursing teams who perform above what is considered as the 'norm' and who add value to the substantive team. Please note that bank nurses/bank nursing teams cannot put themselves forward for this award, they must be nominated.

 

CANCER NURSING AWARD
In association with Macmillan

This award is for nurses who care for and treat patients with cancer who can clearly demonstrate that their initiatives have led to an improvement in the delivery of cancer patient care. The award is open to staff in the NHS and independent sector. Nurses may nominate themselves or their team, or be nominated by a colleague.

 

CHILD HEALTH AWARD

This award is open to NHS or independent sector nurses involved in improving the health of children and young people. Nurses may nominate themselves or their team, or be nominated by a colleague.

 

COMMUNITY NURSING AWARD
In association with Kelloggs

This award is open to NHS or independent sector nurses who work in local community settings such as health centres, GP surgeries, care homes, schools or patients' homes. Entries are welcomed from both the NHS and the independent sector.​ Nurses may nominate themselves or their team, or be nominated by a colleague.

 

DEFENCE NURSING AWARD

This award rewards and celebrates excellence and innovation in military nursing. It is open to all those individual nurses and teams serving with the military as reservists or regular staff. Nurses may nominate themselves or their team, or be nominated by a colleague.

 

ENHANCING THE EXPERIENCE OF CARE AWARD
In association with NHS England

How health care is experienced is just as important as the treatment people receive. This award aims to recognise and reward the excellent work that nurses across all specialties do to enhance the experience of people who are receiving care. Judges will be looking for innovative improvement projects that have specifically enhanced experience of patients, clients and service users.

 

EXCELLENCE IN DIABETES SPECIALIST NURSING AWARD
In association with Sanofi

This award is for nurses working in the field of diabetes. Entries are welcomed from both the NHS and independent sector. Nurses may nominate themselves or their team, or be nominated by a colleague.

 

INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL LINK NURSE AWARD

This award has been developed to acknowledge the unique contribution of link nurses in support of infection prevention and control (IPC). The judges are seeking nominations for those in infection prevention link roles as nurses or midwives who have made a real difference to the success of local IPC initiatives through leadership, innovation and commitment. Please note that link nurses cannot enter themselves for this award, they must be nominated. Entries are welcome from all care settings including NHS, community and independent sectors.

 

INNOVATIONS IN YOUR SPECIALTY AWARD

This award is for nurses who have made an outstanding contribution to patient care or who have initiated projects which have a made a real difference to the lives of the people they care for within any specialty. Entries are accepted from nurses working in the NHS or independent sector. Nurses may nominate themselves or their team, or be nominated by a colleague.

 

INNOVATIONS IN RESPIRATORY AWARD
In association with Teva

This award is for nurses working within the field of respiratory health who can clearly demonstrate that their initiatives and innovations have increased the effectiveness of care and improved the quality of life for patients with respiratory disease. Entries will be accepted from both the NHS and independent sector. Nurses can nominate themselves, their team or be nominated by a colleague.

 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARD
In association with South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and London South Bnk University

This award is for nurses working within the field of mental health who can clearly demonstrate that their initiatives and innovations have improved the mental health clinical care of service users. Entries will be accepted from both the NHS and independent sector. Nurses may nominate themselves or their team, or be nominated by a colleague.

 

PATIENT'S CHOICE AWARD
In association with Yakult

The Patient's Choice Award is for members of the public to thank a nurse or healthcare support worker who has made a real difference to their or a loved one's healthcare.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING AWARD
In association with Public Health England

This award recognises and celebrates nurses who make contributions to improving and protecting the public's health and who can show that their initiatives and innovations have had a positive impact on health and wellbeing of individuals, families and /or communities.  Entries will be accepted from both the NHS and the independent sector.  Nurses can nominate themselves, their team or be nominated by a colleague.

 

RCN HEALTH PRACTITIONER MEMBER AWARD
In association with the RCN

This award recognises and rewards individuals working in a health care support role such as healthcare assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) who work under the guidance of a qualified nurse, health visitor or midwife. Individuals can enter themselves or can be nominated by a colleague. Entries are welcomed from both the NHS and the independent sector.​ To enter this award, you do not need to be a member of the RCN.