RCN Healthcare Assistant Award finalist: Sharon Chevin

RCN Healthcare Assistant Award finalist: Sharon Chevin

Trainee assistant practitioner, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Sharon works in the community and has ensured she has the knowledge and confidence to deliver the best evidenced-based practice and patient-centred care. She takes part in care planning and ongoing assessments and has completed medicines management training. She is able to competently administer a range of patient-specific medications, including injections. As her team’s infection prevention control link nurse she carries out monthly audits and implements all hand hygiene training. She also helps orientate new staff members and student nurses when they join us. She says: ‘I make every contact count to try to ensure all patients have the best outcome.’

Picture credit: Tim George

The RCN Healthcare Assistant Award is supported by Nursing Standard and sponsored by the Royal College of Nursing.

The Royal College of Nursing


In 2016 the Royal College of Nursing celebrates a centenary as the voice of the profession. From its original educational and professional objectives, the college has grown into the largest professional union for nursing with more than 430,000 members including nurses, midwives, healthcare support workers and students. It continues to campaign across the UK and internationally, influencing policy and practice for the benefit of nursing staff and their patients. Sponsoring the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award tonight is just part of the college’s commitment to supporting nursing excellence for 100 years more.