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Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award

This award is for student nurses who can demonstrate that their nursing practice, perceptions or interactions with patients changed as a result of an incident or experience during training. Nominations for this award are not accepted. Student nurses must submit the entry themselves.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. To what extent does the entrant demonstrate an ability to assess the situation, use their initiative and leadership skills to bring about change?
  2. Does the student stand out from the crowd as a patient champion or future leader?
Entry Deadline:
Category Criteria:

Bank Nurse Award

This award recognises and rewards the vital and ever increasing contribution bank nurses play in the overall nursing workforce on wards every day. The judges are seeking nominations for bank nurses / bank nursing teams who perform above what is considered as the 'norm' and who add value to the substantive team. Bank nurses and bank nursing teams may nominate themselves.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:

To what extent does the entrant demonstrate the essential qualities of exception bank nursing- compassion, professionalism, enthusiasm, flexibility and reliability?

To what extent does the entrant demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality and compassionate person centred patient care?

To what extent does the entrant support their substantive team?

To what extend does the entrant

·         add value to the service provided/make a difference to the service provided to patients?

·         Contribute to clinical practice?

Has the entrant gone above and beyond what is expected of them in order to provide excellent patient care and support your colleagues.

Cancer Nursing Practice Award

This award recognises and rewards individual cancer nurses or teams who have improved the quality of care that patients receive at diagnosis, during treatment, and when treatment ends.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative

Child Health Award

This award recognises and celebrates individual nurses or teams who have used their initiative, insight and skills to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative

Commitment to Carers Award

This award is for nurses who have developed initiatives to support carers and who can demonstrate that their initiative has had a positive impact on carers’ own physical and mental health as well as improving the health outcomes for the person being cared for.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative

Community Nursing Award

This award is for individual nurses or teams who work in community, primary care and public health roles. Whether you work in a health centre, general practice, care home, school or in patients' homes, we want to hear about your innovation and good practice.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative

Excellence in Cancer Research Award

This award recognises and celebrates individual cancer nurses or teams who are involved in clinical trials research to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer and improve patient outcomes.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How innovative is the research?                                                                              
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the research?                                          
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the research up and running                                              
  4. The impact the research has had on patient experience/experience of care, health outcomes, nursing practice                                                                              
  5. What level of evaluation has been undertaken / is planned?                                                                      
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their research        

Innovations in your Specialty

This award is for nurses who have made an outstanding contribution to patient care or who have initiated projects which have a made a real difference to the lives of the people they care for within any specialty.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative

Leadership Award

This award is for clinical leaders who have developed initiatives to ensure their nursing ward or unit offers the highest quality and safest care possible.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience/ experience of care, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative

Learning Disability Practice Award

This award recognises and celebrates individual learning disability nurses or teams who have used their initiative, insight and skills to make a real difference to the health, wellbeing and social inclusion of people with learning disabilities.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience/ experience of care, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative

Mental Health Practice Award

This award is for nurses who can demonstrate how their innovative approach to nursing people with mental health problems has inspired service users and colleagues, and created positive outcomes in the lives of people they care for.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience/ experience of care, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative

Nursing Older People Award

This award recognises and rewards individual older people’s nurses or teams who have enabled older people to live independently at home for as long as possible, improved their experience in residential and/or care homes, or improved their care in acute hospital settings.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. How creative/innovative is the initiative? How much has the project contributed to nursing knowledge?
  2. How instrumental was the entrant in setting up and leading the initiative?
  3. The level of obstacles the entrant overcame to get the initiative up and running
  4. The impact the initiative has had on patient experience/ experience of care, health outcomes, nursing practice
  5. The level of evaluation which has been undertaken / is planned?
  6. To what extent has the entrant disseminated / plans to disseminate their initiative

Patient's Choice Award

The Patient's Choice Award is for members of the public to thank a nurse, midwife, health visitor, healthcare assistant / assistant practitioner who has made a real difference to their or a loved one's healthcare.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:

Nominations will be reviewed by the Editorial Director and the Chief Executive of the Patients Association. The winner will be decided by a public vote which will run from Monday 20 March to Friday 28 April 2017.

RCN Healthcare Assistant Award

This award recognises and rewards individuals working in a healthcare support role such as healthcare assistants (HCAs) and assistant practitioners (APs) who work under the guidance of a registered nurse, health visitor or midwife. Entrants to this award do not need to be members of the RCN.

Entry Deadline:
13 Jan 2017
Category Criteria:
  1. The level of contribution the entrant makes / has made to the team?
  2. The impact the entrant’s contribution makes / has made to patient / client care?
  3. Specific examples cited to illustrate the difference the entrant makes/made to patient care?
  4. Has entrant applied learning in practice to improve patient care?

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