2024 Shortlist

Ann Shuttleworth Rising Star Award

  • Randolph Alburo - Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Elaine Blow - Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
  • Daniel Branch - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Steven Jewell - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Suraj Kumar - West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Ellin McIntyre - Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Greeshma Nair - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lovelyn Ndubuisi-Okoroezi - East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Kirti Paik-Inkar - Cygnet Group
  • Matthew Roberts Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Jordan Spires - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Midwife of the Year

  • Waheeda Abbas Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Samantha Behagg - West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Laura Bridle - South East London Integrated Care System
  • Sarah Jamieson University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
  • Cerian Llewelyn - Hywel Dda University Health Board
  • Hannah O'Donnell Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust
  • Sally Pezaro Coventry University
  • Laura Spence NeuroNatal

Nurse Leader of the Year

  • Sally Burnie - Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Phillipa Cain - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Emma Dixon St Ann's Hospice
  • Florence Grace Parafina Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Abi Hilton Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Joan Pons Laplana NHS England
  • Jennifer Loke Park View Surgery
  • Karen Pountney Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
  • Matthew Roberts Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Julie Roye East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Victoria Williams - Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Nurse Leader of the Year Award Sponsored By: 


Nurse of the Year

  • Gill Boast Staffordshire Training Hub
  • Phillipa Cain - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Lisa Canade Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Jill Davies DHU Healthcare
  • Oliver Field - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
  • Aileen Fraser University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • Catherine Harrison Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ediscyll Lorusso St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Andrena Mierkalns Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Jaypee Palis Amada East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
  • Rebecca Taylor - Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Nurse of the Year Award Sponsored By:


Care of Older People

  • Dementia UK - Frailty service  
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board - Care home vaccinations project  
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust - Reducing patients’ anticholinergic burden score on admission 
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - SIGHT C. difficile campaign 16 years on – a reduction of cases in specialty and integrated medicine 
  • Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Urgent community response frailty 
  • Middlesex University in partnership with North Central London Integrated Care Board and North Central London Training Hub - Using simulation learning for adult social care nurses 
  • Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust - The Green Wellbeing Project 
  • Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - Person-centred approach to reconditioning 
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - Femoral fracture service  
  • Stow Healthcare, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Care England - The Decaf Project  
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust - ME in deMEntia 
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust - Older adult's diversional therapist pilot  

Children’s Services

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Early parenthood service – supporting families to be the best they can be 
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust - Kids speak up: an educational animation  
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust - Joint specialist nursing posts between children's hospices and The Louis Dundas Centre for paediatric palliative care  
  • Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - Breastfeeding Hull 
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Educating adolescents about vaping risk  
  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - The vulnerable child and young person wellbeing specialist nurse role  
  • My School Health - Service level school nursing service
  • Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Charlton Athletic Community Trust and METRO Charity - The Young Greenwich Partnership
  • Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust - Children's neurodevelopment transformation 
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - Paediatric virtual ward 
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust - Paediatric virtual ward
  • South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - We Can Talk training – implementation of wellbeing passport and distraction packs for children and young people

Clinical Research Nursing

  • Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Novel methods of recruiting research delivery staff in smaller hospitals 
  • Cardiff and Vale University Health Board - CART QUOL study – Building an army of nursing researchers 
  • Homerton Healthcare Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Diversity and inclusion in research 
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust - Meaningful patient and public involvement for people with learning disability in the DECODE research study
  • Marie Curie - Research nurses in hospices – creating a positive research culture through improving research awareness, involvement and collaboration 
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - A national teenager and young adults with cancer co-produced educational resource for demystifying clinical trials, genomic testing and biobanking 
  • Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust - 0-19 research network: 2-year project 
  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Engagement, collaboration, enthusiasm and teamwork – embedding critical care research in clinical practice 
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - STAR – Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Alliance for Research 
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Recruitment video for VitDalize  
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust - Enhancing research visibility – driving ideas to action

Clinical Research Nursing Award Sponsored By:


Continence Promotion and Care

  • Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership - Bladder and bowel promotion 
  • City Health Care Partnership CIC - Bladder and bowel service 
  • East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust - Don’t just grab a pad – developing an effective continence service in an acute hospital setting 
  • Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Continence care – leaving the one size fits all approach behind
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - Level one continence clinic in Rushcliffe 
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - Catheter Project 
  • Sanctuary Care - Nurturing skin health through simplified incontinence associated dermatitis care 
  • Stow Healthcare, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Care England - The Decaf Project 
  • Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust - Development of a children and young people's continence physical assessment module 
  • University of Bristol - URApp – a smartphone app to support young people's adherence to bladder training 

Critical and Emergency Care Nursing

  • Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - BLOSM Service
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Little Journey – patient and relative app 
  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust - Emergency department familiarisation visits 
  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust - Developing a family liaison service in adult critical care 
  • Liverpool Women's Hospital - Moving the early pregnancy assessment unit
  • Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust - MASST – Multi Agency Safeguarding and Support Team 
  • Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust - Using oral ethanol to improve the emergency department management of patients who are severely alcohol dependent 
  • South Eastern Health & Social Care Trust - The benefit of a senior nurse on the post take ward round 
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Reducing the flow of emergency surgical presentations to the emergency department 
  • University of Dundee - Scaling up ICU patient-led support groups across Scotland 

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu Award for Inclusivity in Nursing and Midwifery

  • Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust - Addressing inequalities through effective co-production 
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust - Supporting diabetes management in the homeless population of Bolton 
  • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust - Carers experience programme 
  • Homeless Health Service - Homelessness cervical cytology 
  • Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust - Collaboration safety improvements between A&E and police custody detainees
  • Serco Group, Mental Health Innovations UK and Unify Business Solutions - SHOUT for prisoners 
  • Suffolk GP Federation - The Very Important Invitation Project
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Inclusive conversations 
  • West Road Medical Centre - Primary care partnerships

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu Award for Inclusivity in Nursing and Midwifery Award Sponsored By:


HRH The Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care

  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - Patients know less to patients know best – a collaborative approach
  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Early parenthood service – supporting families to be the best they can be
  • DHU Healthcare - Making preferred place of care and death a reality
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Addressing barriers to successful diabetes transition in children and young people 
  • NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board - Creating, developing and sustaining nurse and carer partnerships across South Yorkshire
  • Practice Plus Group - Offering holistic care via integrated care pathways
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Nurse-led late effects screening service 
  • Singing Mamas - Singing on prescription for maternal mental health
  • Stow Healthcare, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Care England - The Decaf Project 
  • Tenovus Cancer Care - Cancer Callback 
  • The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust - Keeping women with epilepsy safe: preconception to motherhood 

HRH The Prince of Wales Award for Integrated Approaches to Care Award Sponsored By:


Infection Prevention and Control

  • Central Surrey Health - Reducing inappropriate urethral catheter use in the community
  • HCA Healthcare - Invasive devices leadership round
  • HCA Healthcare - Reduction of bacteraemia in ITU 
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - A SIGHT C. difficile campaign 16 years on – a reduction of cases in specialty and integrated medicine 
  • Lincolnshire County Council - Education framework for adult social care 
  • LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare - Management and monitoring of catheter related blood stream infections in clinical homecare settings 
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust - Quality improvement project to prevent bloodstream infections by improving the care and management of peripheral cannulas
  • NHS Dorset and Dorset Integrated Care Partnership - Dorset Hydration Project – every drop, every cup and every bite counts
  • Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - Development in infection prevention and control 
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - Breast dressings 
  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust - Clean4Green 

Ingrid Fuchs Cancer Nursing Award

  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust - Enhanced supportive care team
  • Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - Neuroendocrine tumour specialist nurse service
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - General surgery cancer pathway improvement project – implementing a faster diagnosis team to carry out gastro triage (UGI and LGI)
  • Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - NCCC ambulatory care – streamlining treatment pathways in acute myeloid leukemia
  • Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - Enhancing oral hormonal therapy treatment among breast cancer patients during the five-year treatment period following surgery
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Nurse-led late effects screening service 
  • Suffolk GP Federation - The Very Important Invitation Project 
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust - Macmillan advanced cancer specialist nursing service
  • The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust and The Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance - The teenage and young adult faster diagnosis project
  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust - Softies in diverse skin-tone
  • Velindre University NHS Trust - Innovative nurse-led post radiotherapy follow up clinic

Learning Disabilities Nursing

  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust - Emergency department familiarisation visits
  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust - New to care: a learning disability pathway
  • Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust - Acute learning disability pathways
  • Medway NHS Foundation Trust - VIP pathway 
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust - The HOPE(S) model
  • Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust - Using virtual reality to support patients with learning disabilities and/or autism with healthcare anxiety 
  • Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust - Learning disabilities and autism team 
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust - STOMP in practice 
  • The London Clinic - Not just making reasonable adjustments
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Learning disabilities champions 
  • University of Stirling - Raising our sights: a simulated practice learning experience

Nursing in Mental Health

  • Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - Single point of access – adult forensic mental health services 
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust - Trainee senior nurse programme
  • NHS Practitioner Health - First contact team
  • Oasis Community Learning- National mental health team
  • Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust - Neurodevelopment service transformation
  • Serco Group, Mental Health Innovations UK and Unify Business Solutions - SHOUT for prisoners
  • South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust - The learning disability and autism drop-in clinic
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust - Dual diagnosis project
  • The State Hospital - Triple jeopardy three years on – Did we make a difference? 
  • West London NHS Trust - Highly engaging de-escalation techniques for all with interactive QR coded digital booklet
  • Whittington Health NHS Trust - CAMHS dialectical behaviour service

Nursing in Primary Care

  • BrisDoc Healthcare Services - Homelessness cervical cytology  
  • Connect Prescription Management Service - Connect prescription management service 
  • Hartlepool Health Primary Care Network - LOGIC – holistic proactive management in COPD 
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria Primary Care Training Hub - Life journey pathway placement
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria Training Hub - Interprofessional placement model 
  • Nottinghamshire Alliance Training Hub - General practice nurse mid-career fellowship
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - Supporting health inequalities in primary care 
  • Serco Group, Mental Health Innovations UK and Unify Business Solutions - SHOUT for prisoners 
  • Staffordshire Training Hub - Staffordshire GPN Foundation School 
  • Suffolk GP Federation - The Very Important Invitation Project
  • West Road Medical Centre - Primary care partnerships 

Nursing in Social Care

  • Bennfield House - Creation of Bennfield House
  • CHD Living - Creating a care continuum
  • Middlesex University in partnership with North Central London Integrated Care Board and North Central London Training Hub - Simulation in adult social care nurse education
  • Middlesex University in partnership with North Central London Integrated Care Board and North Central London Training Hub - Health and wellbeing bus for adult social care staff
  • Royal Star and Garter - Non-medical prescribers
  • University of Salford - The value of an interprofessional student training care home scheme

Nursing in the Community

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Early parenthood service – supporting parents to be the best they can be
  • BrisDoc Healthcare Services - Homelessness cervical cytology 
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust - New starters skills enhancement programme 
  • Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust - Senior nurse enhancement programme 
  • Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust - Children's hospital at home team 
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust - Improving the confidence of community nurses in their ability and knowledge to help adults with type 2 diabetes become independent with insulin administration 
  • Lymphoedema Wales Clinical Network and Swansea Bay University Health Board - On the ground clinical education programme for lymphoedema in the community
  • NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board and West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board - Creating, developing and sustaining nurse and carer partnerships across South Yorkshire 
  • Shooting Star Children's Hospices - Silent on-call rota 
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust - The delegation of insulin administration 
  • University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust - Hep C elimination in homelessness

Patient Safety Improvement

  • Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust - Reducing extravasation incidence and harm levels 
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust - Introducing more virtual care with our admission avoidance team 
  • Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - Neuroendocrine tumour CNS service 
  • East London NHS Foundation Trust - Improving observations and therapeutic engagement on mental health inpatient wards 
  • Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - Mental health streaming  
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Establishing a new standard method to assess the effectiveness and improve the environmental cleaning in an acute NHS hospital 
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust - The HOPE(S) model
  • North Devon Hospice - Hospice specific safe staffing tool 
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust - Delayed wound healing in complex hind foot surgery   
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust - The delegation of insulin administration 
  • The Christie NHS Foundation Trust - Addressing skin tone bias in wound care 
  • West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Surgical virtual hospital for elective colorectal patients 

Public Health Nursing

  • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust - Implementing national screening program pathways for long stay patients in a mental health trust 
  • Haemochromatosis UK - Nurse-led genetic screening, genetic counselling and education programmes 
  • HCRG Care Group - Lancashire children in care under 5 years of age health visiting service
  • Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - Breastfeeding Hull
  • Invicta Health CIC and Thanet District Council - RISE – Rough Sleeper Intervention Support Empowerment 
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust - Healthy together helpline
  • Middlesex University in partnership with North Central London Integrated Care Board and North Central London Training Hub - Health and wellbeing bus for adult social care staff
  • Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust - Parent-infant emotional wellbeing service 
  • Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust - 0-19 research network: 2-year project 
  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust - Rainbow baby health visiting pilot
  • Turning Point - Wakefield inspiring recovery
  • University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and North Central London Integrated Care Board - Nurse-led mobile MMR vaccination service 

Sustainability in Nursing and Midwifery

  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust - Improving the escalation process and shared clinical decision-making in an urgent community response pathway 
  • Chester Zoo - Reducing the consumption of paper, ink and plastic 
  • Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust - A quality improvement project to improve sustainable prescribing of inhaled therapy for patients with airways disease
  • HCA Healthcare - Optimising waste segregation to reduce carbon footprint 
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - Advocating for change – clinical leadership for sustainability
  • Midlands Partnership Foundation University Trust - The Green Wellbeing Project   
  • NHS Blood and Transplant - Training for specialist nurses in deceased organ and tissue donation across the UK  
  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust - Self-removal of catheters at home following a radical prostatectomy for treatment of prostate cancer
  • University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - Pie and Porridge Project 
  • University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust - Patient First, Planet First – Green Plan 2021  
  • University of the West of England - Sustainable global public health module in Bsc (hons) nursing programme  

Team of the Year

  • Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Early parenthood service – supporting families to be the best they can be
  • Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust - My Forever Box – A multi-disciplinary approach to improve care for the pre-bereaved child  
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust - NQN System Rotations Programme: the Derbyshire nurse   
  • East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust - Recruitment and patient safety and experience 
  • Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust - The Cardiac Advanced Clinical Practitioner Team 
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - Nurse-led sustainable plastic surgery trauma service transformation: a positive Covid-19 legacy  
  • NHS Practitioner Health - First Contact Team
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - Virtual ward and paediatric virtual ward  
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Nurse-led late effects screening service 
  • St Joseph's Hospice - Accessible information project   
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust - ADHD Pathway
  • Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust - Integrated Support Unit 

Team of the Year Award Sponsored By:


Technology and Data in Nursing

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Critical Care Outreach Team 
  • Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust - Love to learn   
  • LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare - Utilisation of technology and data in nursing 
  • NHS Blood and Transplant - TransplantPath 
  • North Bristol NHS Trust - Safe to Respond – Preventing deterioration with technology and data 
  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust - Virtual ward remote monitoring 
  • Serco Group, Mental Health Innovations UK and Unify Business Solutions - SHOUT for prisoners  
  • South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust - Enabling effective learning environments amongst nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals using virtual reality technology 
  • West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Self-rostering using employee online 
  • West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Surgical virtual hospital for elective colorectal patients

Theatre and Surgical Nursing

  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust - Enhancing patient safety on a surgical assessment unit with the introduction of non-medical prescribing for senior nurses 
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre - Prehabilitation of patients undergoing elective arthroplasty procedures  
  • Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust and South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre - Remote monitoring of post-operative patients post discharge following hip and knee arthroplasty
  • HCA Healthcare - Reducing colorectal surgical site infection through data innovations
  • NHS England - GIRFT - The national non-medical preoperative assessment network
  • West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust - Surgical virtual hospital for elective colorectal patients 
  • West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust - Peri-operative nutritional support for hip fracture patients