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Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award

Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award

Nominees for the Chief Nursing Officer Award will be Clinical Nursing or Midwifery Leaders who have demonstrated a significant contribution towards establishing a ground-breaking project, or initiating innovative change in nursing or midwifery practice. It should be evident that such projects or innovations have had demonstrable benefits to patient care. The winner of this award will be inspirational and motivational, a pioneer in nursing or midwifery and a trailblazer of innovative practice.    

About the Award:  This award will celebrate the contribution of an exceptional nursing or midwifery leader in Wales, who by inspiring others and demonstrating exceptional leadership, has made a significant difference to patient care.     


Registrants on all parts of the NMC register who are: In a leadership role at any level of practice or management settings within Wales Practising in any sector for example; Higher or Further Education, NHS, Local Authority, Third and Independent sectors    


  • Able to demonstrate that their work relates to a relevant health framework and that the approach to care is commensurate with national policy and strategy within health and social care
  • Through exceptional leadership able to demonstrate a central contribution to an innovative development that has made a difference to people receiving care
  • Using a credible evidence-base to under pin under their work or the project for which they are being nominated
  • Able to demonstrate a safe governance framework of the service or innovation being described for which they are being nominated
  • Able to demonstrate the impact the work has had on patients, clients, families and colleagues
  • Through service evaluation, patient involvement and / or other means, be able to demonstrate a positive impact