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

New year’s honours list 2023: nurses’ achievements recognised

Nurses rewarded in a year dominated by COVID-19, workforce pressures and landmark strikes

Gloves off: how to implement greener infection control with one small change

RCN Nursing Award winner Robert Vicente’s tips on cutting waste while maintaining safety

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Alison Bunce

‘Start with just one act of kindness’: meet the RCN Nurse of the Year 2022

Alison Bunce created a community initiative that puts compassion first

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2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners

Improving care and patients’ lives: 2022 RCN Nursing Awards winners revealed

RCN Nurse of the Year and 13 other award recipients announced at a ceremony in London

Help for vulnerable families that proves value of health visiting

Innovative projects supported isolated families during the pandemic

RCN Nursing Awards 2022: more time to enter as deadline extended

You now have until 20 April to enter the awards that celebrate nursing excellence

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RCN Nursing Awards 2022, a chance to showcase practice that makes a difference, now open

Entries invited for individuals and teams in 13 categories covering diversity of nursing

Showcasing the best innovative practice in older people’s care

The 2022 RCN Nursing Awards offer a fresh chance to recognise nurses’ skill and adaptability

Meet the UK’s first national lead nurse in neonatal palliative care

Alex Mancini now works with three neonatal networks and the aim is to roll work out across UK

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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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
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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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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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