Nurse of the Year Awards

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year 2020

On behalf of the RCN Wales Board and staff, we would like to let you know that due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the decision to cancel the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2020 that were due to be held on the 19 November 2020.

We know everyone greatly looks forward to these annual awards, and our decision was a difficult one, but as our nurses and other health care workers step up in response to the coronavirus, it's clear now is not the time to hold these awards.

However, we are pleased to inform you that the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2021 will be held on Wednesday, 10 November 2021 at City Hall, Cardiff. 

We would like to thank you all for your support of the RCN Nurse of the Year awards, which over the years has enabled us to make this prestigious event a significant success that showcases how highly nurses, midwives, students and health care support workers are valued within Wales.

Over the coming months we will keep you updated on the progress and planning for the launch of the 2021 awards.

Thank you all for your hard work and commitment during this difficult time, whether caring for patients directly, or supporting the nursing community and health and social care in other ways.

Helen Whyley, Director, RCN Wales 

Denise Llewellyn MBE, FRCN, Board Chair, RCN Wales


Read more about the 
2019 award winners


For further information about the awards, please contact NurseoftheYearAwards@rcn.org.uk

Sponsorship Opportunities

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RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Alumni Network

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Read about our inspiring previous winners!

Meet our 2018 finalists and take a look at some of the photos from the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2018 ceremony.

Read about our 2017 winners

Advanced and Specialist Nursing 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

Sponsored by Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

Sponsored by Cwm Taf Morgannwg 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 2019

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 2019

Sponsored by University of South Wales and Cwm Taf Morgannwg 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.

Primary Care Nursing 2019

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.

 



Suzanne Goodall Paediatric Nursing Award 2019

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.

Nurse Education 2019

Sponsored by Swansea Bay 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.

 

 




Registered Nurse (Adult) 2019

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.

 



Sponsors 2019

Thank you to all our sponsors for supporting the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards 2019



Nursing Student 2019

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.

 

 




Supporting Improvement through Research 2019

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.

Page last updated - 21/08/2020