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Nurse of the Year Winners 2018

Congratulations to all our winners and runners up at the 2018 RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards.      In our seventh year we have once again seen the best and brightest talents in the Welsh Nursing family!

In a glittering award ceremony at City Hall, Cardiff, on Wednesday 14 November 2018, we celebrated the outstanding achievements of our award finalists, including their positive influence on best nursing practice and improving the care given to individuals and communities in Wales. Read on to find out about the inspiring work our 2018 winners and runners up were nominated for.

RCN Wales Nurse of the Year 2018

Sponsored by Velindre University NHS Trust

Eve Lightfoot is named the RCN in Wales Nurse of the Year 2018!

Eve, a District Nursing Sister within Hywel Dda University Health Board, became increasingly concerned that there was no education for staff about sepsis or the early recognition of deterioration in patients in the community. 

She began to raise awareness of the issue, started a research internship and undertook a research project. Her work is now leading to sustainable change not just locally but also on a national level.

Eve was a unanimous choice for the judging panel, demonstrating passion, unwavering commitment and determination. They recognised that she has been driven to improve patient safety and empower nurses to make decisions which enhance patient outcomes.

Helen Whyley, Interim Director, RCN Wales, said: “Eve is a great role model not only for nursing in the community but for nursing as a whole in Wales. She is an inspirational leader who is skilled in influencing and achieving significant change across care sectors. Eve has gained huge respect from all those she works with.” 

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Eve Lightfoot (second from right), pictured with        (from left) Helen Whyley, Interim Director, RCN Wales, Dr Cecilia Anim CBE, RCN President, Dame Donna Kinnair, Acting RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary, Gaynor Jones MBE, Chair of RCN Welsh Board, Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, and Professor Donna Mead OBE, CStJ, FRCN, Chair of Velindre University NHS Trust (pictured right of Eve)

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Lifetime Achievement Award - Professor Ruth Northway OBE, FRCN

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Advanced and Specialist Nursing Award - Winner, Bethan Ingram

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Advanced and Specialist Nursing Award - Runner Up, Malisa Pierri

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Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award - Winner, Rebecca Aylward

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Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award - Runner Up, Ceri Phillips

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Children and Midwifery Award - Winner, Kerry Phillips and Louise Taylor

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Children and Midwifery Award - Runner Up, Shelly Jones

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Community Nursing - Winner, Eve Lightfoot

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Community Nursing Award - Runner Up, Karen Gregory

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Health Care Support Worker Award - Winner, Hannah Rowlands

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Health Care Support Worker Award - Runner Up, Andrea Donald

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Improving Individual and Population Health Award - Winner, Claire Hurlin

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Improving Individual and Population Health Award - Winner, Dr Stephanie Perrett

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Innovation in Nursing Award - Winner, Alison Lewis

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Innovation in Nursing Award - Runner Up, Charlotte Bloodworth

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Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Award - Winner, Andy Jones

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Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Award - Runner Up, Jonathan Gapper

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Mentorship Award - Winner, Nerys Kirtley

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Mentorship Award - Runner Up, Emma Booth

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Nurse Education Award - Winner,            Dr Jayne Cutter

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Nurse Education Award - Runner Up, Laura Beth Davies

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Nursing Student Award - Winner,      John-Marc Comperat

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Nursing Student Award - Runner Up, Lucy-Anne Bromley

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Older People's Commissioner for Wales Award - Winner, Rachel Griffiths

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Older People's Commissioner for Wales Award - Runner Up, Jane Brunsdon and Cathryn Smith

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Primary Care Nursing Award - Winner, Juliet Norwood

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Primary Care Nursing Award - Runner Up, Ginny Chappell

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Registered Nurse (Adult) Award - Winner, Suzanne Thomas

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Registered Nurse (Adult) Award - Runner Up, Natalie Skyrme

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Safeguarding Award - Winner, Michelle Moseley

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Safeguarding Award - Runner Up, Janet Edmunds

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Supporting Improvement Through Reseach Award - Winner, Dr Aled Jones

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Supporting Improvement Through Research Award - Runner Up, Angela Jones

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Suzanne Goodall Paediatric Nursing Award - Winner, Kath Azzopardi and Sandra Hall

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Suzanne Goodall Paediatric Nursing Award - Runner Up, Carys Hunt

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