Nurse Awards

Winners: Nursing Standard Nurse Awards 2015

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Below is the full list of winners from the Nursing Standard Nurse Awards 2015. 

RCN Nurse of the Year 2015

Sponsor: Royal College of Nursing

Winner: Amanda Burston, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Photo gallery: Amanda Burston and the Safer Steps Team
Feature: Dedication to tackling domestic violence

The Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award in association with the RCN Fellows

Sponsor: Nursing Standard

Winner: Mark Collins, Ulster University

Photo gallery: Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award winner Mark Collins, Ulster University
Feature: How a tenner's worth of art supplies energised a group of inpatients

Highly commended: Georgina O'Reilly-Foley, Anglia Ruskin University

Photo gallery: Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award finalist Georgina O’Reilly-Foley, Anglia Ruskin University

Bank Nurse Award

Sponsor: NHS Professionals

Winner: Elizabeth Browse, Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Bank Nurse Award winner Elizabeth Browse
Feature: Dedication to patient care earns bank nurse award nomination

Finalist: Diane Kadiri, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Bank Nurse Award finalist Diane Kadiri

Cancer Nursing Award

Sponsor: Macmillan

Winner: Transforming Cancer Follow-Up Team, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland

Photo gallery: Cancer Nursing Award winners, Transforming Cancer Follow-Up Team

Finalist: Isabel White, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Cancer Nursing Award finalist Isabel White
Feature: Psychosexual therapy service for cancer survivors

Child Health Award

Sponsor: Nursing Standard

Winner: Gillian Robinson, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Child Health Award winner Gillian Robinson
Feature: Coma assessment tool revolutionises care of children with brain injury

Finalist: Karine Latter, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Photo gallery: Child Health Award finalist Karine Latter
Feature: Children with cleft palate condition will benefit from new care standards

Community Nursing Award

Sponsor: Kellogg's All Bran

Winner: Primary Care Rheumatology Team, Pennine MSK Partnership Ltd

Photo gallery: Community Nursing Award winner Sarah Critchley
Feature: Nurse-led approach to rheumatology is a hit with patients

Finalist: Jill Emmerson, Fulcrum Medical Practice

Photo gallery: Community Nursing Award finalist Jill Emmerson

Defence Nursing Award

Sponsor: Nursing Standard

Winner: Sgt Pride Gaka-Chisoro, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

Photo gallery: Defence Nursing Award winner Sgt Pride Gaka-Chisoro

Finalist: Lt Cdr Ian Kennedy, Royal Navy

Photo gallery: Defence Nursing Award finalist Lt Cdr Ian Kennedy

Enhancing the Experience of Care Award

Sponsor: NHS England

Winner: Tanya Strange, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Photo gallery: Enhancing the Experience of Care Award winner Tanya Strange

Finalist: The Medically Fit for Discharge Ward Team, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Enhancing the Experience of Care Award finalist The Medically Fit for Discharge Ward Team
Feature: Ward team transforms the discharge process for patients

Excellence in Diabetes Specialist Nursing Award

Sponsor: Sanofi Diabetes

Winner: Sub group from the Children and Young People’s  North West Diabetes Network

Photo gallery: Excellence in Diabetes Specialist Nursing Award winner Sandra Singleton
Feature: Initiative supporting school pupils with diabetes is shortlisted for award

Finalist: Children's Diabetes Service, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Excellence in Diabetes Specialist Nursing Award finalist Claire O’Connor
Feature: Improving the lives of children with diabetes

Infection Prevention Award

Sponsor: Nursing Standard

Winner: Shauna Rooney, Four Seasons Health Care

Photo gallery: Infection Prevention Award winner Shauna Rooney
Feature: Recently-qualified nurse wipes out infections at her care home

Finalist: Check to Protect Team, Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group

Photo gallery: Infection Prevention Award finalists Tanya Kidson and Jill Hassall
Feature: Preventing infection with user-friendly tools in the independent care sector

Innovations in Respiratory Award

Sponsor: TEVA

Winner: Jo-anne Fowles, Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Innovations in Respiratory Award winner Jo-anne Fowles

Finalist: Elaine Reid, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Innovations in Respiratory Award finalist Elaine Reid

Innovations in your Specialty Award

Sponsor: LV

Winner: Safer Steps Team, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Photo gallery: Amanda Burston and the Safer Steps Team
Feature: Dedication to tackling domestic violence

Finalist: Sally Tollerfield, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Innovations In Your Specialty Award finalist Sally Tollerfield
Feature: App to help children in adrenal crisis earns award nomination

Mental Health Nursing Award

Sponsor: London South BanK University, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Winner: Dorcas Gwata, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Mental Health Award winner Dorcas Gwata
Feature: Supporting the mental health needs of inner-city gang members

Finalist: Jane Murphy, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Mental Health Award finalist Jane Murphy
Feature: A caring approach from street triage nurses for people in mental health crisis

Public Health Nursing Award

Sponsor: Public Health England

Winner: London TB Extended Contact Tracing Team, Public Health England

Photo gallery: Public Health Nursing Award winners LTBEx
Feature: Turning the tide on tuberculosis

Finalist: 0-19 Team, CSH Surrey

Photo gallery: Public Health Nursing Award finalist 0-19 Team
Feature: Nursing team raises awareness with vitamin D campaign

RCN Health Practitioner Member Award

Sponsor: Royal College of Nursing

Joint winner: Amanda Derbyshire, 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust  

Photo gallery: RCN Health Practitioner Award winner Amanda Derbyshire
Feature: Physical health overhaul for patients with mental illness

Joint winner: Sharon Finn, St Joseph's Hospice

Photo gallery: RCN Health Practitioner Award winner Sharon Finn
Feature: Every contact counts: nurse awards finalist is a natural carer

Patient's Choice Award

Sponsor: Yakult

Winner: Sarah Hartfree, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Patient's Choice Award winner Sarah Hartfree
Feature: 'Children's nurse got our family through its darkest days'

Finalist: Louise Barrett, University of Surrey

Photo gallery: Patient's Choice Award finalist Louise Barrett
Feature: 'Nursing student gave me the strength to want to live'

Finalist: Kelly Hayes, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Patient's Choice Award finalist Kelly Hayes
Feature: 'My fantastic nurse believed in me when nobody else did'

Finalist: Melanie McDougall, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Photo gallery: Patient's Choice Award finalist Melanie McDougall
Feature: Nurse's support for bereaved twin earns her prestigious award nomination