Read about the finalists and winners of the Nurse Awards over the years, and the projects behind the award nominations.

Mental health: sharing skills with nurses in poorer countries to bring about change

Nurse João Marçal-Grilo founded a charity to support fellow nurses in South Asia

How a care home team made family visits possible despite pandemic

An award-winning team's innovations laid the foundations for government guidance

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Noel McDonald

Keeping forensic mental health services close to home: a lifetime’s work and leadership

Nurse consultant who transformed patient experience honoured with Special Recognition Award

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Paul Murray

Patient’s Choice 2021: posthumous award for tireless patient advocate and supporter

Inspirational nurse Paul Murray honoured by many for his dedication to patient care

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RCN Nurse of the Year 2021 revealed at live-streamed awards ceremony

Meet the nurse who has improved access to abortion in Northern Ireland, plus all our winners

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‘We can help women stop a tragic cycle’: meet our RCN Nurse of the Year 2021

Nicola Bailey defied opposition to set up abortion care in Northern Ireland amid the pandemic

Nursing Awards: a truly global mental health practitioner of our times

Meet the winner of the Mental Health Nursing category of the RCN Nursing Awards 2021

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Vote now: who will be the RCN Nursing Awards 2021 Patient’s Choice?

Our six finalists were nominated by members of the public for their outstanding care

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Angela Gallagher

Nurse who cared for our daughter with leukaemia is ‘credit to the profession’

Angela Gallagher was nominated for the Patient's Choice award by former nurse Linda Davies

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Muzit Ghebreab

Compassionate end of life care: team helped our family cope ‘at worst time of our lives’

Ward managers Rosily Padayathil and Muzit Ghebreab are Patient’s Choice award finalists

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Katie McIlroy

Community nurse looked beyond labels and ‘held on to hope when I lost mine’

Katie McIlroy has been nominated for the Patient’s Choice award for care of women with...

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Orna Carey

Recovery from spinal injury: ‘care was the boost I needed on my long journey’

Orna Carey was nominated for the Patient's Choice award for her dedication to a young patient

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Community mental healthcare: ‘My son felt listened to when he talked to his nurse’

Jodie Heath nominated for the 2021 Patient's Choice award for supporting young patient's...
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Nurse nominated for posthumous award ‘made patients feel special’

Paul Murray received a record number of nominations for the Patient’s Choice award
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RCN Nursing Awards 2021: find out who is on the shortlist

Our finalists showcase the best of nursing and the profession’s response to COVID-19

RCN Nursing Awards 2021: don’t delay, enter today

Deadline is 24 May – so enter now to ‘tell the world about nursing excellence’
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RCN Nursing Awards 2021: you now have more time to enter and celebrate nurses’ work

Deadline extended to 24 May – so ‘shout about what our magnificent profession has done’

2021 RCN Nursing Awards: search for the best innovations in mental health nursing is on

Entries are open for this year’s mental health nursing category of the RCN Nursing Awards....

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