Meet our sponsors, supporters and partners for the RCN Nursing Awards 2022

Headline sponsor

Alexandra Headline sponsor of the RCN Nursing Awards and sponsor for Patient's Choice
Alexandra Headline sponsor of the RCN Nursing Awards and sponsor for Patient's Choice

Alexandra has been designing and manufacturing garments since 1854 and is a royal warrant holder, which is a testament to our commitment to workwear development at the highest level. From the part we played in the development of women’s workwear at the start of the 20th century, through to the development of modern protective workwear and suits for just about every sector in the UK, to the clothing solutions we now offer to millions of people across the world, Alexandra has remained true to its core principles – great design, quality and reliable service.

We put you at the heart of what we do, offering understanding and expertise together with the best choice and value. We combine our expertise in brand building, strong design capability and flexible services with value for money and economies of scale, resulting in a unique service that is hard to beat.

When it comes to quality and innovation, our teams are always looking for the next big thing to make your work life easier and more comfortable. Our priority is to provide modern, well-designed, fit-for-purpose work clothing that is easy to care for and that you and your team can take pride in. All our fabrics undergo rigorous independent testing to ensure our high standards are maintained and that you get the best quality, hard-wearing work clothes.

https://www.alexandra.co.uk/

Category sponsors

Aquarate Sponsor for Nursing older people
Aquarate Sponsor for Nursing older people

Aquarate embarked on a mission to solve one of the most paramount issues facing older people, a severe condition that claims thousands of lives each year, dehydration. Aquarate has developed Hydracare, the world's first automated hydration tracking system. Its smart cup automatically monitors fluid intake sip by sip, giving nurses accurate data 24/7.
www.aquarate.com

Cancer Research UK Sponsor for Excellence in cancer research nursing
Cancer Research UK Sponsor for Excellence in cancer research nursing

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, influence and information. We support research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. This pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives. We’ve been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the past 40 years.

Today, two in four people survive their cancer for at least ten years. Our ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, three in four people will survive their cancer. Together with our supporters and partners, our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

www.cruk.org

Greener NHS Sponsor for Greener nursing practice
Greener NHS Sponsor for Greener nursing practice

Climate change presents a major threat to our health. That’s why the NHS has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2045, making it the first health system in the world with such an ambition.
 
The Greener NHS programme is part of NHS England and NHS Improvement, and works with NHS staff, hospitals and partners to build on the great work already under way to achieve this goal – developing national policy, driving innovation, and sharing ideas on how to improve public health, patient care and save money, while reducing harmful emissions. Nursing staff have a key role to play in this collective effort.
 
The Greener Nursing Practice award, supported by the NHS England and NHS Improvement Nursing Directorate and Greener NHS, recognises nursing staff, students or support workers who are seeking to improve healthcare's environmental impact and reduce emissions through their work, and celebrates their success in delivering sustainable change that will improve health now and for future generations.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/greenernhs/

LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare Sponsor for Leadership
LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare Sponsor for Leadership

Part of McKesson UK, a leading healthcare company, we strive to break boundaries, challenge the status quo and support the changing healthcare industry. We are one of the most experienced providers of clinical homecare in the UK and have been supporting patients in this way since 1975. We provide care to more than 100,000 patients in their own homes, at work, or in the community, ranging from straightforward delivery of medication to specialist nursing for complex conditions.

We work in partnership with the NHS, pharmaceutical companies and private medical insurers. Our range of treatments and conditions includes home parenteral nutrition, chemotherapy, IV antibiotics, enzyme replacement therapy, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and much more. Because we manage the entire end-to-end homecare journey, using our own in-house staff and closely monitored processes, we are able to control and assure safety and quality at every stage – from prescription management through to medication delivery and nursing care in patients’ own homes.

We’re passionate about what we do and the difference we make to our patients’ lives. It’s this dedication that ensures we constantly deliver outstanding levels of care to our patients.

To find out more about our career opportunities, follow us on Instagram @LPCHcareers. Read more about our nursing roles by clicking here

LV= Sponsor for Team of the year
LV= Sponsor for Team of the year

LV= General Insurance, one of the UK’s largest personal lines insurers, which prides itself on putting customers at the heart of all it does, is proud to sponsor the RCN Nursing Awards, brought to you by RCNi.”
 
RCN members are able to benefit from exclusive discounts* and savings on a range of LV= insurance products, including car and home insurance, through their RCN membership.
 
For a quote and more information visit LV.com/RCN
 
*Exclusive RCN member discount vs general public prices on lv.com and through the call centre
 

NHS England and NHS Improvement Sponsor for Commitment to carers, and Community & general practice nursing
NHS England and NHS Improvement Sponsor for Commitment to carers, and Community & general practice nursing

NHS England and NHS Improvement lead and support the NHS in England to deliver improved care for patients. As local health systems work more closely together, the same needs to happen at a national level. Their new single operating model has been designed to support delivery of the
NHS Long Term Plan.

NHS Professionals Sponsor for Mental health nursing
NHS Professionals Sponsor for Mental health nursing

Established in 2001 as a special Health Authority (SpHA) and then as a limited company in 2010, NHS Professionals are experts at putting people in places to care within NHS Trusts and the wider healthcare system in England.  We have over 50 client Trusts and 180,000 healthcare professionals registered with us.
 
Uniquely, we stand apart from other recruitment organisations since we are owned by the Department of Health and Social Care. This means that in 2020-21, over £15million was re-invested back into the wider health economy in addition to associated workforce efficiencies and savings made by individual NHS Trusts.
 
www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk

Nursing & Midwifery Council Sponsor for Innovations in your specialty
Nursing & Midwifery Council Sponsor for Innovations in your specialty

Our vision is safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing. As the professional regulator of almost 725,000 nursing and midwifery professionals, we have an important role to play in making this a reality.

Our core role is to regulate. First, we promote high professional standards for nurses and midwives across the UK, and nursing associates in England. Second, we maintain the register of professionals eligible to practise. Third, we investigate concerns about nurses, midwives and nursing associates – something that affects less than one percent of professionals each year. We believe in giving professionals the chance to address concerns, but we’ll always take action when needed.

To regulate well, we support our professions and the public. We create resources and guidance that are useful throughout people’s careers, helping them to deliver our standards in practice and address new challenges. We also support people involved in our investigations, and we’re increasing our visibility so people feel engaged and empowered to shape our work.

Regulating and supporting our professions allows us to influence health and social care. We share intelligence from our regulatory activities and work with our partners to support workforce planning and sector-wide decision making. We use our voice to speak up for a healthy and inclusive working environment for our professions.

https://www.nmc.org.uk/

Supporter

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare provides strategic input and consultancy on sustainable healthcare research and practice to national and local programmes. Our Sustainable Specialties Programme mainstreams sustainability in clinical areas so that it is integral to the planning of health systems and healthcare practice. This is supported by our work in medical education and in carbon modelling of clinical care. Our green space projects, including NHS Forest, assist organisations to improve their natural environment and reconnect staff, patients and the wider community with their local green space to benefit their health.

https://sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

Charity partner

FoNS Charity Partner of the RCN Nursing Awards 2022
FoNS Charity Partner of the RCN Nursing Awards 2022

FoNS is a UK-wide charity. We work with nurses and care teams to lead innovations and improvements to inspire and enable a culture across health and care that values people, where patients experience care and services which are the best they can be and staff feel valued and supported. We achieve this by:

  • Being person-centred
  • Working collaboratively with people using skilled facilitation that is enabling rather than directing
  • Promoting lifelong learning in practice to develop staff and enhance how care is experienced
  • Providing support and challenge so that people can develop and grow
  • Working creatively and purposely to influence values, attitudes and culture
  • Sharing learning widely to promote the spread of best practice

www.fons.org

Media partner

The Independent
The Independent

The Independent has been at the front line of journalism since 1986, with its purpose to challenge, debate - and make change happen - way ahead of its time. As the UK’s most read quality digital news brand – with a network of global correspondents from London to Delhi, Moscow to New York as well as the Middle East, The Independent is a truly global news organisation.

https://www.independent.co.uk