Ann Shuttleworth Rising Star Award


Farrah Amjad: Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

As a blended roles facilitator, Farrah has worked across health and social care services to implement a programme in which insulin administration and basic wound care have been delegated to care staff workers. That work has had a positive impact on district nurses, releasing their time so they can support patients with more-complex needs in the community. The success she has garnered has led to other trusts also investing in a facilitator. Farrah’s work was recognised at the Tameside Trust Awards in 2022 and she has been awarded a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholarship. She aims to be a positive role model, especially for women from minority ethnicity backgrounds, and has a strong desire to inspire and motivate them to apply for senior roles.


Esievo Atete: Care UK

Since joining Care UK in 2019, Esievo has shown a passion for clinical excellence and an ambition that led him to become clinical lead – his first leadership position. He mentors staff, shares his expertise with the wider team, and is compassionate to all – he is a true inspiration.

Daniel Robert Branch: Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Daniel embraces all opportunities to positively influence his nursing peers, and he does so both locally and nationally. He is co-chair of a student empowerment group, the Royal College of Nursing Newly Registered Nurses Network and an early career decision-making council for NHS England. In his role as part of the intensive support team he strives to improve care and patient experience.

Rhegell Cafirma: London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Despite being in the profession for just over two years, Rhegell has already made a significant impact on the quality of care delivered to patients. He was promoted to junior charge nurse just a year after becoming a staff nurse and is a tireless champion for patient rights.

Sian Farrington: The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Since qualifying as a nursing associate (NA), Sian has become an ambassador for all NAs and has helped recruit into the workforce. She has single-handedly spearheaded two policy changes in her trust and is working on a project to improve working conditions for emergency department staff.

Martina Gomez: West London NHS Trust

Martina has been a qualified nurse for less than 1.5 years but is an instrumental part of the nursing and wider multidisciplinary teams. Positive, strong-willed, a born leader and patient advocate, she gives a high level of compassionate, person-centred care to every patient she meets.

Michaela Heaton: Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Michaela qualified as a registered mental health nurse in August 2021. Driven and compassionate, she is a huge advocate for patients, colleagues, families and carers, and has been key in implementing several successful innovations to support the wellbeing of those around her.

Ellie Jolley-Dawson: Powys Teaching Health Board

Since qualifying in 2019, Ellie has worked in five different settings across Wales and Scotland. She is currently a manager for a community hospital where she is having a considerable impact. In just six months she has transformed patient satisfaction, length of stay is now the shortest in the health board, and the team’s work-life quality has significantly improved.

Sarah Monk: Stow Healthcare

Sarah started her inspirational journey in social care a decade ago. With passion and determination, she progressed from care to nursing. Her talent and clinical skill helped her slot into the experienced nursing team as well as drive forward new initiatives in the home.

Andrew Noon: Evolving Mindset

Andrew is a registered mental health nurse, and co-founder and director of Evolving Mindset CIC. He has recognised gaps in mental health services and community support, and broken down barriers to accessing mental health support, ensuring the service is approachable and accessible for all.

Harmony Owhotake: Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Harmony arrived in the UK in October 2021 and began practising as a registered nurse just two months later. Always ready to support the ward, she filled gaps when staffing was low and was nominated for an excellence award.

Kate Shreeve: Spectrum Community Health CIC

In just four years, Kate has risen from newly qualified nurse to band 7 clinical manager of a prison healthcare team. She has deputised for the head of healthcare and supported several successful quality improvement projects, showing promise as an aspiring senior leader.