Hundreds of nurses and other healthcare professionals joined NHS leaders and celebrities to celebrate the best of the professionat this years RCNi Nurse Awards.

RCN ambassador and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke delivered a moving speechat the glittering event, sharing the impact that nursing has had on her own life. The actor and co-founder of the brain injury recovery charity SameYou alsopresented the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award.

Held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, London on 3 July, and hosted by TV presenter Kate Garraway, the awards eveningrecognisestheoutstanding achievements of our 80 inspiring finalists across 16 categories.

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