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Nominations now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017

The UK nursing profession’s highest accolade for nursing excellence, the RCNi Nurse Awards, are now open for nominations.
Venetia Wynter-Blyth

Nominations are now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017 , the UK nursing professions highest accolade for nursing excellence.

The awards showcase the dedication, creativity and passion of nurses in providing high-quality patient care.

Nurses, midwives and health visitors as well as assistant practitioners, healthcare assistants and nursing students can enter for awards across 13 categories:

  • Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award.
  • Cancer Nursing Award.
  • Child Health Award.
  • Commitment to Carers Award sponsored by NHS England.
  • Community Nursing Award sponsored by Superdrug.
  • Excellence in Cancer Research Award sponsored by Cancer Research UK.
  • Innovations in your Specialty.
  • Leadership Award.
  • Learning Disability Nursing Award sponsored by NHS England.
  • Mental Health Practice Award.
  • Nursing Older People Award.
  • Patients Choice Award sponsored by

Nominations are now open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2017, the UK nursing profession’s highest accolade for nursing excellence.

The awards showcase the dedication, creativity and passion of nurses in providing high-quality patient care.

Nurses, midwives and health visitors – as well as assistant practitioners, healthcare assistants and nursing students – can enter for awards across 13 categories:

  • Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award.
  • Cancer Nursing Award.
  • Child Health Award.
  • Commitment to Carers Award – sponsored by NHS England.
  • Community Nursing Award – sponsored by Superdrug.
  • Excellence in Cancer Research Award – sponsored by Cancer Research UK.
  • Innovations in your Specialty.
  • Leadership Award.
  • Learning Disability Nursing Award – sponsored by NHS England.
  • Mental Health Practice Award.
  • Nursing Older People Award.
  • Patient’s Choice Award – sponsored by Yakult.
  • RCN Healthcare Assistant Award – sponsored by the RCN.

The winners of each category will be eligible for the RCNi Nurse of the Year award, which is chosen by a panel of judges and announced at the end of the ceremony.

Venetia Wynter-Blyth
Last year's RCNi Nurse of the Year Venetia Wynter-Blyth. Picture: Mark Hakansson

Nurse of the Year 2016 and Innovations in Your Specialty winner Venetia Wynter-Blyth was praised for her holistic approach to preparing patients for bowel surgery after cancer diagnosis.

Ms Wynter-Blyth said: ‘Being named Nurse of the Year in the year the RCN marks its centenary is a privilege.

‘Nurses as individuals have a tendency to just get on with things, but it is when we come together as a profession that we see the bigger picture.’

Recognition

NHS England has since approached Ms Wynter-Blyth to discover more about her innovative bowel surgery programme.

Winners and finalists have received recognition and interest from their colleagues and commissioners in the UK and abroad after being shortlisted for the RCNi Nurse Awards.

The 2017 awards will be held on Friday 5 May at the Westminster Park Plaza Hotel in London.

For more information about the categories and how to enter the awards click here

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