We would like to thank you for your patience since we announced, due to the coronavirus outbreak, the postponement of the 2020 RCNi Nurse Awards.

We believe now that the time is right to showcase the professionalism, clinical expertise and compassionate care delivered by the nursing team to patients UK-wide. In agreement with the RCN, we announced the shortlist on 8 July. Find out who was named a finalist here.

We will hold a virtual awards ceremony later in the year that will of course recognise the exceptional contribution of nurses, including those who have lost their lives, during this crisis. We will share our exciting plans for the event with you at a later date.

As Patients Choice takes a slightly different format to our other categories, we will be announcing the finalists in August. We are currently finalising our plans, including how the winner will be decided, and will keep you updated as these develop. The winner will be announced at a virtual ceremony later in the year.

Thank you all for your hard work and commitment during this difficult time, whether caring for patients directly, or supporting the nursing community and health and social care in other ways.

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The RCNi Nurse Awards celebrate the best in nursing across the UK, from innovative projects to inspiring examples of patient care.

We are here to champion excellence in every care setting and at every career stage. We are here to shout about the skilled and dedicated individuals and teams who make up this amazing profession.

The recognition gained from becoming a finalist or winner of the RCNi Nurse Awards can be a huge career boost. Many past winners have gone on to further remarkable achievements and become national influencers in nursing.

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife imagine being among the finalists in such a prestigious year.

Highlights from the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019

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