These awards recognise and honour the name of Mary Seacole for her work in the Republic of Crimea.
You must be registered with the NMC and work in a publicly-funded health care service to apply.
There are two award programmes:
Applications for the 2017 awards will open on 1 February. To apply you'll need to complete an application form outlining your proposed project. Application forms and further information will be available on the NHS Employers website.
The deadline for applications will be 5 May 2017. NB This deadline is earlier than it has been in previous years. If you are shortlisted, you'll be asked to attend an interview.
If you are thinking of applying and would like to find out more, you can attend one of the pre-application workshops we are organising in London on 23 March or Birmingham on 28 March. For more information about these workshops please contact Siobhan Smyth.
Mary Seacole was a Jamaican/Scottish nurse and businesswoman, celebrated for her bravery in nursing soldiers during the Crimean War (1853–56). She was also admired for her use of Creole herbal remedies to relieve the symptoms of infectious illnesses such as cholera in Jamaica and Panama.