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Innovation in Nursing Award

Innovation in Nursing Award

Innovation is an essential component of nursing to stimulate the quality of care for people in ways that are more productive and cost-effective. 

About the award: This award is intended to recognise nurses and midwives who improve the care of people through innovation. Nominators should provide a clear narrative explaining why the nominee developed the innovation and how the change has improved the experience and outcome of care.


Nurses registered on all parts of the NMC register who are:

Working at any level within a clinical or management role within Wales Practicing 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 effective leadership able to demonstrate a central contribution to an innovative development that has made a difference to people receiving careUsing 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