RCN Wales Nurse of the Year 2021
We are thrilled to see the return of the RCN Wales Nurse of the Year awards in 2021. The pandemic has served to highlight the role of nursing across the whole world. But we have some of the best right here in Wales. COVID-19 has of course presented many unprecedented challenges for everyone, but this year it won't stop us from honouring the incredible work of nursing professionals.
Nine years since the first ceremony, the awards continue to recognise innovation and excellence in practice, acknowledging the outstanding efforts, commitment, and achievements made by the whole of the nursing community across Wales.
Nominated nurses, midwives, nursing students, and health care support workers must demonstrate a passion for their profession and exemplify distinction in care, leadership, service and innovation. Individuals can be nominated for an award by peers, teams, managers, patients and the public.
This year in the context of COVID-19 we have decided to move the 2021 RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Awards to a virtual event. We know you have all been very much looking forward to a face-to-face event in City Hall, and our decision was a difficult one, but it's clear now is not the time to hold these awards face-to-face for a number of factors relating to COVID-19.
We want to reassure you, our virtual event will continue to promote and celebrate the very best of nursing practice in Wales. The 2021 RCN Wales Nurse of the Year Virtual Awards Ceremony will be held at 7.00pm on Wednesday, 10 November 2021.
Further details about how to view our virtual awards will be shared shortly, in the meantime should you have any queries about the awards, please do not hesitate to contact us via NurseoftheYearAwards@rcn.org.uk or 02920 680746.