The Nurse Awards 2018

Hundreds of healthcare professionals joined NHS leaders and celebrities to celebrate the best of nursing at this year's RCNi Nurse Awards.

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The glittering event – complete with a glitter body-paint station – was held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Westminster, London, on 4 July.

Game of Thrones and Star Wars star Emilia Clarke gave a heartfelt speech about why she will fight nurses' corner as the RCN's ambassador.

The actor also presented the RCN Nurse of the Year and Andrew Parker Student Nurse awards at the event hosted by TV presenter Kate Garraway.