Congratulations to all of the winners of the RCN Nursing Awards 2023!

We are delighted to introduce this year’s award winners, whose projects have improved patient care across a range of nursing specialties. The recipients of the prestigious awards were revealed at a glittering ceremony for the finalists on Friday 10 November at the extraordinary Liverpool Cathedral, hosted by broadcaster and author Julia Bradbury.

Winners of the RCN Nursing Awards 2023
Winners of the RCN Nursing Awards 2023. Picture: John Houlihan

Julie Roye has been awarded RCN Nurse of the Year 2023 for her comprehensive and committed approach to improving access to cervical cancer screening and addressing health inequalities in her general practices.

Meet the winners

About the host

Julia Bradbury is the face of outdoor presenting in the UK. Having presented Countryfile for over 5 years, Julia alongside co-presenter Matt Baker presided over the period of the show where audiences soared to over 8 million.

Julia Bradbury
Julia Bradbury

With a host of high profile tv hosting roles under her belt, Julia has presented shows such as BBC1’s Watchdog, Wish you Were Here..?, and her very own ‘Best Walks’ Series. Julia’s reputation as the face of the outdoors began when she fronted Wainwright Walks, a stunning BBC Four series shot in the Lake District. The programme saw Julia re-tread the footsteps of legendary fell-walker Alfred Wainwright.

In Climb Britain for BBC1, Julia faced her fears and managed to successfully climb to the top of The Old Man of Stoer – a 60 meter high sea stack that surges from the sea alongside the cliffs in Lochinver, Sutherland. Julia had never rock climbed before and regards this as one of her most frightening challenges.

Additional TV ventures include BBC Three’s Kill It, Cook It, Eat It, already in its fourth series - exploring how our meat makes its way from field to fork; from rearing to the often stomach churning slaughter.

Away from television presenting, Julia is ambassador and patron to a number of charities, including the National Trust, and the Scouts. She is author of a number of books which sit alongside her Best Walks series, which give readers the opportunity to benefit from Julia’s knowledge of the UK’s best loved walks.