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

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School nurses develop ‘fun and interactive’ health website for students

Secondary schools in Surrey can access advice on physical and emotional well-being

RCN Nurse of the Year: ‘I had no idea how far this award would take me’

Taurai Matare on her first 100 days in the role – and her one-to-one with the prime minister

How a healthcare assistant made the operating theatre a less scary place for children

Award-winner Lisa Morgan's innovations help to ease the anxieties of children

Knife crime: teaching young people the skills they need to help save lives

The nurses and students breaking down barriers to help educate and protect young people

RCN Nurse of the Year praised by prime minister

Taurai Matare met Boris Johnson during his publicity visit to London hospital

Volunteers are transforming the care of people with dementia

The Dementia Carers’ Support Service helps carers draw on the experience of volunteers

Dementia Carers’ Support Service was invaluable when I was caring for my dad

The service helped Loretta Peck care for her father – and prompted her to become a nurse

Practice nurse transforms pathway for leg ulcer care

A nurse studied her practice’s leg ulcer care and devised a new pathway that improved healing

Human rights award winners put the spotlight on nursing

Dorcas Gwata and Yusrita Zolkefli praised for work with gang culture and professional ethics

Our simple, low-cost system to keep patients hydrated

A team of students devised a way to easily identify dehydration risk and fluid restriction

Team offers intensive support to enable service-users to live independently

Rehabilitation by award-winning team enables people with mental illness to live at home

Learning disability nurse shortages: Now is the time to act on the evidence

RCNi Nurse Awards show the great work done by LD nurses, but staff shortages are critical

ED nursing team makes end of life care a priority

How one trust created a pathway to enable people to die at home

Spotting patients’ need sparked my innovation

Nurse innovator Neomi Bennett explains how she developed her compression stockings idea

Ensuring everyone has a voice: a communication tool for non-verbal patients

RCNi Nurse Awards student winners spread the word about their Makaton language resource

Be innovative in approaching mental health issues… it can change lives

Projects like Men’s Shed Govan can create a sense of worth among users

Nurse-led research into sarcoma may lead to earlier diagnosis

Study into this cancer has produced so much evidence it could lead to swifter diagnosis

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