Nurse Leader of the Year - Nursing Times Awards
Clinical leaders have a fundamental role in ensuring the quality of nursing practice and patient care. The best community team leaders, ward sisters and charge nurses lead by example, providing their team with an excellent role model, demonstrating compassion and a commitment to ensuring their service offers the highest quality and safest care possible. They are aware of their patients’ needs and are firm advocates on their behalf, understand the importance of informing and reassuring patients and relatives, and have the skills to lead, manage and motivate a team that is committed to offering excellent and compassionate care to all patients.
This award aims to recognise an exceptional nurse leader working in the NHS or independent sector who embodies these qualities; it is open to any nurse, working in the community or in an acute environment who is leading a team of any size is eligible to apply. We welcome entries from candidates themselves or nominations from those who wish to highlight a leader who they believe merits this recognition.
Each entry will be judged against the following criteria:
- Patient focus
- Clinical effectiveness