Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award 2019

Sponsored by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Welsh Government

Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Award

Nominees for the Chief Nursing Officer Award will be Clinical Nursing or Midwifery Leaders who have demonstrated a significant contribution towards establishing a ground-breaking project, or initiating innovative change in nursing or midwifery practice. It should be evident that such projects or innovations have had demonstrable benefits to patient care. The winner of this award will be inspirational and motivational, a pioneer in nursing or midwifery and a trailblazer of innovative practice. 

About the Award: 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. 


Registrants on all parts of the NMC register who are:
• In a leadership role at any level of practice or management settings within Wales 
• Practising in any sector for example; Independent or Third sectors, Higher or Further Education, NHS, or Local Authority


  • Able to demonstrate that their work is commensurate with national policy and strategy within health and social care
  • Through exceptional leadership 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; indicating as far as possible the potential for spread across the whole Welsh health system
  • Show commitment to and passion for the nursing or midwifery 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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