Supporting Improvement through Research Award 2019

Sponsored by Cardiff University

Supporting Improvement through Research Award

Nursing research and development builds and provides the evidence on which nursing and midwifery practice is based and contributes to the continued development of nursing knowledge. Nursing research spans all age ranges along with the entire health spectrum from enhancing wellbeing to end of life care.

About the award: 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 innovation.


A Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife or Health Care Support Worker (who is delegated work by a Registered Nurse) who are:

  • Working at any level within a clinical, academic, or management role within Wales
  • Practicing in any sector for example; Education, Independent and Third sectors, NHS, or Local Authority
  • Engaged in research, clinical audit or service innovation within any health care or health and social care research environment


Nominees will have:

  • Able to demonstrate that their work is commensurate with national policy and strategy within health and social care
  • Demonstrated outstanding contribution to, or application of research and development, clinical audit or service innovation
  • Promotes an evidence based approach to innovation within their sphere of practice
  • Shown an active engagement in dissemination of research through presentation, publication or other means, or have documented contributions of research, research and development, clinical audit or service innovation within Wales
  • Exhibited leadership in strengthening the profile of nursing and midwifery research 
  • Show commitment to and passion for the nursing profession, going the "extra mile" and demonstrating a "can do" attitude
Please read the nomination form guidance note before beginning your submission

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