Judges

Our esteemed panel of judges are made up of leaders from the nursing and wider healthcare sector alongside a number of past award winners.

The Nursing Times Awards pride themselves on their rigorous judging process, where every entry is read by our panel of 100+ judges before creating a shortlist.

In stage two of judging, shortlisted entrants will present their entries to the judges for deliberation. This is currently scheduled to be in-person in our London offices (as it was pre-pandemic). This second stage is subject to change in accordance to official guidance relating to Covid-19.

The judges dedicate their time and energy to the awards, with many returning to help us every year. We just want to say a huge thank you to our judging panel for their hard work and commitment.

The 2021 judging panel are as follows

Liz

Alderton

District nurse team lead

North East London NHS Foundation Trust

Darryn

Allcorn

Chief nurse

Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

Jennifer

Allison

Associate director for nursing & midwifery (interim)

NIHR Office of Nursing and Midwifery

Paula

Anderson

Chief nursing information officer

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Maya

Aquino-Guerrero

Clinical specialist lead/ honorary specialist practitioner

NHS Supply Chain and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Leanne

Atkin

Lecturer practitioner school of human and health/ vascular nurse consultant

The University of Huddersfield and The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Sarah

Atkinson

Primary Care Liaison Nurse (learning disabilities)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Julie

Attenborough

Associate professor in nursing

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences

Fran

Beadle

National clinical informatics lead nursing

Digital Health and Care Wales

Dr Amit

Bhargava

Senior member

College of Medicine

Lyndsey

Bibby

Clinical team leader

Spectrum Community Health CIC

Helen

Bishton

Advanced nurse practitioner

Spectrum Community Health CIC

Robert

Bleasdale

Chief nursing officer and director of infection prevention and control

St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gerry

Bolger

Independent clinical informatics and digital consultant

DigitalGerry Services Ltd

Sue

Boran

Director of nursing programmes

Queens Nursing Institute

Dr Anton

Borg

Council member

College of Medicine and Apothecary

Michelle

Briggs

Emergency and urgent care governance manager

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Andy

Brogan

Chief nurse

St Andrews Healthcare

Jane

Brooks

Trustee

Self Management UK

Lorraine

Burgess

Macmillan dementia nurse consultant and queens nurse

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Chris

Caldwell

Director of nursing & NWSDU/ICS chief nurse, NCL

North London Partners in Health and Care and Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust

Jose Adrian

Capitan

Charge nurse

Barts Health NHS Trust

Dr Peter

Carter OBE

Independent healthcare consultant

Teresa

Chinn

Registered nurse & social media specialist & founder of WeCommunities

WeNurses

Tracy

Coates

Specialist clinical director

Spire Healthcare

Mary

Crawford

Academic lead, king’s nanjing health school collaboration

Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, King’s College London

Professor Amanda

Croft

Chief Nursing Officer

for Scotland 

Thomas

Currid

Director of student engagement, satisfaction and employability

University of Essex

Helen

Donovan

Public health lead

Royal College of Nursing

Jenny

Dyson

Senior sister

Ministry Of Defence

Ruth

Endacott

Director of nursing & midwifery

NIHR

Kath

Evans

Director of Nursing (children)

Barts Health NHS Trust

Lorraine

Fahey

Business and project coordinator

NHS Blood and Transplant

Agnes

Fanning

Project consultant

AMF Healthcare Consultancy

Paul

Fish

Interim chief executive & chief nurse

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Mary

Flatley

Lead nurse for cancer and palliative care

Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust

Dr David

Foster OBE

Chair

Foundation of Nursing Studies

Ann

Gallagher

Professor of care education, ethics and research

Head of Nursing, Academy of Nursing, University of Exeter

Sara

Galletly

Lecturer

Swansea University

Martin

Galligan

Lecturer practitioner

Royal Marsden School and Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Faith

Gibson

Professor of child health and cancer care

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and University of Surrey

Elaine

Goodwin

Matron

Wellington Hospital

Lisa

Grant

Chief nurse

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Julie

Gray

Director of nursing and infection prevention & control

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Helen

Greatorex

Chief executive

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

Jackie

Green

Nurse consultant

Croydon Health Services

Hazel

Gregory

Head of Safeguarding

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kathryn

Halford OBE

Chief nurse

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust

Carole

Hallam

Independent nurse consultant

AC Independent Nursing Consultants

Stella

Hannaway

Head of transformation, HMP Liverpool

Spectrum Community Health CIC

Dr Hilda

Hayo

Chief admiral nurse and chief executive officer

Dementia UK

Ros

Heath

Owner / manager

Landermeads Nursing Home

Catherine

Henshall

Associate director for nursing & midwifery

NIHR Office of Nursing and Midwifery

Sarah

Herbert

Divisional head of nursing

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Victoria

Hewson

Head of department nursing

University of Hull

Rachel

Hollis

Chair RCN professional nursing committee

RCN

Mark

Holmes

Assistant director – head of innovation unit

HumanKind Charity

Gareth

Howells

Interim Chief Nursing Officer for Wales

Welsh Government

Karen

Hudson

Clinical programme lead

NHS Supply Chain

Alison

Hughes

Chair

Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists

Wayne

Hurst

Head of nursing

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Helen

Jenkinson

Chief nursing officer

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

Diane

Jones

Chief nurse

North East London Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr Helen

Jones

Head of research nursing

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Krishna

Kallianpur

Chief nurse

Chesterfield Royal Hospital

Kelly

Kavanagh

Registered nursing associate

Landermeads Nursing Home

Sonia

Kelly

Head of clinical informatics

Cleveland Clinic

Emilie

Kerslake

Ward sister – respiratory medicine

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Joanne

King

Vice chair

Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists

Sharon

King

National Sales Manager

Essity UK Ltd

Julie Ann

Knowles

Assistant director safeguarding

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah

Lafbery

Head of nursing for integrated medicine

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust  

Catherine

Lamport

Advanced nurse practitioner

Cantilupe Surgery, HCCG, 243 Field Hospital and Taurus Healthcare

Helen

Laverty MBE

Professional lead for learning disability nursing

University of Nottingham

Jo

Lethaby

Sister/ward manager - elective orthopaedics

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Cheryl

Lythgoe

National matron & head of Benenden Charitable Trust

Benenden Health

Ana

Marote

Paediatric asthma CNS

Whittington Health

Karen

Marshall

Nurse consultant specialising in chronic respiratory conditions

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Trudie

Martin

Chair of UNISON's nursing and midwifery committee sector

UNISON

Jo

Matheson

Head of nursing leadership & scholarship programmes

Florence Nightingale Foundation

Professor Charlotte

McArdle

IHI Improvement Advisor – Chief Nursing Officer

Department of Health

Karen

McCullough

Commanding officer

Joint Hospital Group South - PHUT

Mick

McKeown

Professor

University of Central Lancashire

Maxine

McVey

Deputy director of nursing

Frimley Health Foundation NHS FoundationTrust

Dr Emily

McWhirter

Senior consultant, nursing

World Health Organisation

Fiona

Millington

Chief nurse

Florence Care Agency

Sarah

Moppett

Interim chief nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust

Paul

Morris

Director of nursing

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Alison

Morton

Acting executive director

Institute of Health Visiting

Gwen

Moulster OBE

Consultant learning disability nurse

Gwen Moulster Consultancy

Domini

Mullins

Advanced surgical care practitioner

ACA Education Group

Joan

Myers OBE

Director & trustee

Florence Nightingale Foundation

Claire

Nadaf

Senior lecturer, health and social sciences

Bournemouth University

Linda

Nazarko

Nurse consultant

West London NHS Trust

Maria

Nelligan

Chief nursing and quality officer

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Trust

Anne-Maria

Newham MBE

Executive director of nursing AHPs & quality

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Wendy

Nicholson MBE

Deputy chief nurse and deputy head of WHO

Public Health England

Betty

Njuguna

Associate director of nursing and head of quality

MSI Reproductive Choices UK

Ruth

Northway

Professor of learning disability nursing

University of South Wales

Rosario

O'Connell

Operations director – LD&A

Elysium Healthcare

Joanne

Odell

Practice development facilitator

Foundation of Nursing Studies

Dr Crystal

Oldman CBE

Chief executive

The Queen's Nursing Institute

Ruth

Oshikanlu MBE

Nurse entrepreneur and CEO

Goal Mind

Michele

Paley

Group director of nursing

Elysium Healthcare

Caroline

Palmer

Clinical lead, digital development

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Lisa

Patterson

Community hospice educator

St Nicholas Hospice Care

Candice

Pellett OBE Queen's Nurse

Project manager - nursing

NHS Professionals

Laurence

Penn

Managing director

Public (PPIE)

Catherine

Plowright

Registered nurse

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Hazel

Powell

Nursing officer

Welsh Government

Wendy

Preston

Head of nursing practice

Royal College of Nursing

Sarah

Price

Director and clinical lead

CM Bespoke Care Ltd

Samantha

Prigmore

Respiratory nurse consultant

St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Sue

Quayle

Head of practice education

University of West London

Davina

Richardson

Children’s specialist nurse

Bladder & Bowel UK

Jacqueline

Richardson

Deputy divisional nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Anna

Riley

Lead advanced nurse practitioner

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Liz

Rix

Chief nurse

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Sue

Rothwell

Matron for professional standards and assurance

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Alison

Schofield

Tissue viability clinical nurse specialist

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Bronagh

Scott

Associate of the leadership centre

HSC Leadership Centre

Lisa

Smith

Senior lecturer in urgent and emergency care

University of Cumbria

Gail

St Juste-Alcide

Deputy matron

Royal Hospital Chelsea

Janice

Stevens CBE

Chief nursing officer

The Wellington Hospital

Deborah

Sturdy

Chief nurse adult social care

DHSC

Donato

Tallo

Practice education facilitator & chair of Staff Side

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Clinton

Taylor

Group clinical director

Maria Mallaband Care Group

Dr Claire

Taylor MBE

Macmillan nurse consultant

St Mark’s Hospital

Dezita

Taylor-Robinson

Head of department for pre-qualifying practice, operating department practitioner

Birmingham City University

Professor Roderick

Thomson

Consultant in public health

Cheshire East Council

Phil

Tittensor

Consultant nurse for the epilepsies

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Stuart

Tuckwood

National officer for nursing

UNISON

Clare

Turvey

HIV clinical nurse specialist (community)

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Nicola

Vickers

Primary care clinical manager

Spectrum Community Health CIC

Professor Jamie

Waterall

Deputy chief nurse

Public Health England

David

Waters

Associate professor/ head of department- post qualifying healthcare practice

Birmingham City University

Shaun

Watson

Chair

National HIV Nurses Association

Clare

Waymont

Urology advanced nurse practitioner

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Lucy

Webber

Senior transformation manager for end of life care and care homes

South West London CCG

Polly

Weston

Team lead bay wide bladder and bowel service

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Angela

Westwood

Matron

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Romanie

Westwood

Hepatology CNS

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Margot

Whittaker

Director of nursing

Southern Healthcare

Neil

Wigglesworth

Director of infection prevention and control

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Paula

Winter

Clinical informatics lead

Nuffield Health

Tracy

Wood

Clinical research nurse manager

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Tracey

Wrench

Executive director of nursing and allied health professionals

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Bo

Yeung

Clinical lead bladder, bowel & stoma services

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Professor Janelle

Yorke

Executive chief nurse and director of quality

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

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