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RCN Awards

RCN Representatives of the Year

Use the form below to nominate an accredited RCN representative who you think deserves to be recognised with an award.

If you know an RCN representative who has made a real difference to members in the workplace, you can nominate them for an RCN Representative of the Year Award.

Submit your nomination now

Use our easy online form to nominate an accredited RCN representative for an award.

Or you can download a nomination form and return it by email.

28th February Deadline for nominations
Anne Rouse

Winning the award has increased my confidence and made me realise that I am providing a good service to members, even when cases don't go as I would like. It has made me feel that the work activists carry out is very much recognised and important to the organisation.

Anne Rouse Steward of the Year 2015

Who can be nominated

This award is for accredited RCN representatives (learning representatives, safety representatives and stewards) who have made a difference in their workplace and shown outstanding commitment to the RCN and its members.

They may have:

  • improved health and safety in the workplace
  • pioneered a new learning initiative
  • resolved workplace issues or disputes
  • demonstrated achievements in representation and consultation.

Members of the UK representative committees are not eligible for nomination.

Amanda Eliff

This award has given me the confidence to approach senior staff, as well as the connections to work with different nursing teams within my trust. It was a great honour and keeping it quiet, when I could not stop smiling, was difficult.

Amanda Eliff Learning Representative of the Year 2013

Who should nominate

You should think about nominating someone for an award if you:

  • have been personally supported and represented by an exceptional RCN representative
  • are a manager or employer of a representative who has made a real difference in your workplace
  • have witnessed exceptional service and support by an RCN representative.
Ray Gerrard

I felt privileged and appreciated as a representative, which I had not always felt previously. It is with this confidence that I have now applied to train as an RCN steward as well as continuing my work as a safety representative.