RCN Healthcare Assistant Award winner: Steven Evans-Jones

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RCN Healthcare Assistant Award winner: Steven Evans-Jones

Healthcare support worker, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Steven has developed a range of initiatives to improve health education and reduce health inequalities in the rural area he serves, inside his hospital outpatient department and through building links to the wider community. He developed and co-ordinates an innovative project with college pupils, and manages a network of information boards in leisure centre changing rooms, fire and police stations, and colleges. As an ambassador for mens health charity Orchid, Steven works to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancers and gives talks and holds group sessions in the community. He uses smartphone technology to engage hard-to-reach groups and regularly audits his initiatives.

Picture credit: Neil O'Connor

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 colleges commitment to supporting nursing excellence for 100 years more.