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Nurse of the Year Awards

RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2018

On the 14 November 2018 we welcomed guests to the seventh annual RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year Awards in City Hall, Cardiff.

Our esteemed ceremony showcased the value of the nursing contribution across all sectors in Wales and is a unique opportunity for individuals to be recognised for their outstanding achievements, including their positive influence on best nursing practice and improving the care given to individuals and communities in Wales.  These awards exist to ensure that individual members of the nursing family working in any sector, are both recognised and rewarded for their work, which illustrates the exceptional standard of nursing practice in Wales, as well as the wider nursing community as a whole. 

Read all about our inspiring winners! 

Meet our 2018 finalists

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Who won in 2017? Read about our 2017 winners here.

Advanced and Specialist Nursing

Sponsored by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

This award aims to recognise nurses undertaking advanced and specialist practice who make an outstanding contribution to patient care, including the introduction of changes that leads to innovative programmes of care.

Children and Midwifery

Sponsored by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

This award aims to recognise a Registered Children's Nurse or Registered Midwife who has made an outstanding contribution to care of children, young people or the midwifery care of mothers-to-be/ parent/s.


Chief Nursing Officer for Wales

Sponsored by Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Welsh Government

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.

Community Nursing

Sponsored by Hywel Dda University Health Board

This award celebrates the achievements of all registrants of the NMC register who have made an outstanding contribution to the care of people in a community-based setting.



Health Care Support Worker

Sponsored by The Open University

This award is open to any Health Care Support Worker who is delegated work directly by a Registered Nurse in any setting, who has demonstrated commitment to providing high standards of nursing care.

Improving Individual and Population Health

Sponsored by Public Health Wales

This award aims to recognise a nurse or midwife who has made an outstanding contribution to improving individual and/or population health, including the introduction of changes that lead to innovative health improvement or health protection interventions or programmes.

Innovation in Nursing

Sponsored by Frontier Medical Group

This award aims to recognise a nurses or 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.


Lifetime Achievement

Sponsored by Cwm Taf University Health Board

This award aims to recognise a truly exceptional Registered Nurse who is recognised as providing a lasting contribution to the nursing profession.

 


Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

Sponsored by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

This award aims to recognise an exceptional Registered Mental Health Nurse or Registered Learning Disability Nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of individuals living with mental illness and/or learning disability.

Mentorship

Sponsored by University of South Wales and Cwm Taf University Health Board

This award will be made to an outstanding Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife who demonstrates an innate understanding of the importance of good mentorship, supporting high quality learning environments, acts as a role model to and invests in existing and aspiring mentors, and who builds and maintains relationships to enable and support mentorship.

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Sponsored by Older People's Commissioner for Wales

This award aims to recognise a Registered Nurse or Health Care Support Worker who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of older people in Wales.

Safeguarding

Sponsored by National Independent Safeguarding Board

This award aims to recognise a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife who has made an outstanding contribution to the safeguarding of children and/or adults at risk under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 via a service improvement that enables protection against abuse and neglect within communities.

Nurse Education

Sponsored by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

This award recognises Registered Nurses who have made a significant difference to the development and/ or delivery of high quality education to those who deliver/ aim to deliver health care.




Primary Care Nursing

Sponsored by BMA Cymru

This award celebrates the achievements of Registered Nurses who have made an outstanding contribution to the care of people from a primary care perspective.


Supporting Improvement through Research

Sponsored by Cardiff University

This award aims to recognise and reward quality in nursing and midwifery research, which may be of a preliminary nature e.g pilot studies, clinical audit or service information.



Nursing Student

Sponsored by Health Education and Improvement Wales


This award aims to recognise Nursing/Midwifery students who have shown exceptional promise during their professional education and/or practice placements.




Registered Nurse (Adult)

Sponsored by Powys Teaching Health Board

This award aims to recognise a Registered Nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of adults.


Suzanne Goodall Paediatric Nursing Award

Sponsored by Ty Hafan

This award aims to recognise a Registered Children's Nurse who has made an outstanding contribution to the care of children or young people with lifelong and/or life limiting illness.



Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards

RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year Alumni Network

The Royal College of Nursing in Wales Nurse of the Year Alumni Network was officially launched at the Nurse of the Year 2017 award ceremony on the 15 November 2017, by Dr. Andrew Goodall, Director General of Health and Social Services, Chief Executive for NHS Wales, and Diane Powles, RCN Wales Education and Lifelong Learning Adviser.

Please see the Alumni Network flyer for further details.


Page last updated - 15/11/2018