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Could it be you? Entries invited for the RCN Nursing Awards’ child health category

Entries for the 2021 RCN Nursing Awards are now open

Entries for the 2021 RCN Nursing Awards are now open, including the child health category

Entries are open for this years RCN Nursing Awards , formerly the RCNi Nurse Awards.

The child health category is always hotly contested and attracts a high number of entries from the acute, community and school nursing sectors.

But dont let this put you off entering if you think youve got what it takes to be our winner, know someone who fits that bill or want to enter as a team.

    Entries for the 2021 RCN Nursing Awards are now open, including the child health category

    Entries are open for the RCN Nursing Awards

    Entries are open for this year’s RCN Nursing Awards, formerly the RCNi Nurse Awards.

    The child health category is always hotly contested and attracts a high number of entries from the acute, community and school nursing sectors.

    But don’t let this put you off entering if you think you’ve got what it takes to be our winner, know someone who fits that bill or want to enter as a team.

    To win the category is an achievement because the awards recognise all that is best about nursing practice in the UK. Winning also attracts attention to your work.

    Entries should demonstrate the value of a particular initiative on improving patient care.

    A look at some of our past nursing winners

    Roald Dahl transition specialist nurse Giselle Padmore-Payne, at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    Giselle Padmore-Payne

    Winners in the past have come from all manner of specialties. Last year’s category winner was King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Roald Dahl transition specialist nurse Giselle Padmore-Payne. She impressed the judges by showcasing her work with young people who have the blood disorders sickle cell and thalassaemia.

    Joanna Broderick from Children and Family Devon
    Joanna Broderick

    Other previous winners include Joanna Broderick from Children and Family Devon, whose community work halved the time taken to wean babies with chronic lung disease off oxygen, and Drew McDonald of the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital for his pioneering work on recognising and treating the life-threatening emergency sepsis.

    All category winners qualify automatically for entry into the overall RCN Nurse of the Year title, which last year was won by children’s nurse Ana Waddington of the Royal London Hospital’s emergency department for her work helping young people deal with knife crime and violence.

    Awards ceremony will be held virtually

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, a face-to-face event won’t be held this year and the ceremony will be held virtually.

    The entry deadline of 7 May is looming so do not hesitate to take part. Please check the website for more information on how to enter.

    Remember, you have to be in it to win it.

    To enter the 2021 RCN Nursing Awards go to rcni.com/nurse-awards


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