Advanced and Specialist Nursing Award 2019

Sponsored by Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Advanced and Specialist Nursing Award

Nurses undertaking Advanced and Specialist practice can be found in all areas of clinical practice. These roles are typified by the use of advanced or specialist clinical skills and can include leading, organising and delivering complex care across multi-professions and services.

About the award: 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 lead to innovative programmes of care.

For this award, advanced and specialist are as defined in the Framework for Advanced Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Practice in Wales ( or in the case of the former, credentialed by the Royal College of Nursing  


Nurses registered on all parts of the NMC register who are:
• Working at an advanced or specialist level in a clinical role within Wales, supported by post graduate qualification/s commensurate to the scope of practice 
• Practising in any sector for example; Independent and Third sectors, NHS, or Local Authority.

• Able to demonstrate that their work is commensurate with national policy and strategy within health and social care
• Through effective leadership is able to demonstrate a positive contribution to an innovative development that has made a difference to people receiving care
• Use of a credible evidence-base and / or are developing an evidence base to under pin their work for the project for which they are being nominated
• Able to demonstrate a safe governance framework for the service or innovation being described for which they are being nominated
• Able to clearly demonstrate the benefits the work has had for patients, clients, families and colleagues
• Through service evaluation, patient involvement and / or other means, is able to demonstrate a positive impact 
• Show commitment to and passion for the nursing profession, going the “extra mile” demonstrating a “can do” positive attitude

Please read the nomination form guidance note before beginning your submission. 

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