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 70+ judges before creating a shortlist. Every shortlisted entrant will then get a chance to attend a judging day between Monday 7 September to Monday 14 September to pitch face-to-face to our panel of judges on why they should win. 

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. 

Take a look at the 2020 judging panel below.

Liz

Alderton

District nurse team lead

North East London Foundation Trust

Darryn

Allcorn

Chief nurse

Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and Devon STP

Paula

Anderson

Health informatics/ digital transformation specialist

Independent digital transformation consultant

Professor June

Andrews

International consultant on the public understanding of dementia

Julie

Attenborough

Associate dean: director of undergraduate studies

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences

Debra

Bashford

Team manager cleveland all age liaison and diversion team

Tees Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

Katy

Beckford

Lead for community inpatient services

Queens Nurse

Dr Amit

Bhargava

Senior member

College of Medicine

Avey

Bhatia

Chief nurse

St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gerry

Bolger

Independent nurse informatics advisor/Consultant

Imperial Healthcare

Sue

Boran

Director of nursing programmes

Queen’s Nursing Institute

Anton

Borg

Council member

College of Medicine and Apothecary

Joanne

Bosanquet MBE RN

Chief executive officer

Foundation of nursing studies

Andy

Brogan

Executive chief operating officer, Deputy CEO

EPUT

Jane

Brooks

Trustee

Self Management UK

Lorraine

Burgess

Macmillan dementia nurse consultant and Queens nurse

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Peter

Carter

Independent healthcare consultant

Mary

Crawford

Academic lead, King’s nanjing health school collaboration

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

Thomas

Currid

Programme lead

University of Essex

Alyson

Davies

Senior lecturer in children and young people’s nursing

Swansea University

Cynthia

Davis

Senior lecturer in mentorship & practice education

Kingston University & St George's University of London

Helene

Donnelly

Lead freedom to speak up guardian & ambassador for cultural change

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Judith

Enterkin

Associate professor - leadership

London South Bank University

Cliff

Evans

Consultant nurse / Educationalist

Medway Foundation Trust

Kath

Evans

Director of nursing (children) barts health NHS trust

Barts Health

Agnes

Fanning

Project manager

The Queen's Nursing Institute

Paul

Fish

Chief nurse & Director of governance

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Mary

Flatley

Lead nurse for cancer and palliative care

Homerton University Hospital

Gary

Francis

Associate professor – practice skills & simulation

London South Bank University

Ann

Gallagher

Professor of ethics and care, international care ethics observatory

University of Surrey

Faith

Gibson

Professor of child health and cancer care

GOSH and University of Surrey

Kathryn

Halford

Chief nurse

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust

Carole

Hallam

Independent nurse consultant

AC Independent Nursing Consultants

Stella

Hannaway

Head of tranformation, HMP Liverpool

Spectrum Community Health CIC

Dr Hilda

Hayo

Chief admiral nurse and CEO

Dementia UK

Mark

Holmes

Assistant director – head of innovation unit

HumanKind Charity

Alison

Hughes

Respiratory nurse specialist

ARNS

Deborah

Jardine-Barnes

Consultant nurse MSK chronic pain

Kings College NHS Foundation Trust

Krishna

Kallianpur

Interim chief nurse

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton FT

Sarah

Lafbery

Head of nursing for medicine and emergency care

Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust

Helen

Laverty

Professor lead for learning disability nursing

University of Nottingham

Jo

Lay

Nurse lecturer

University of Leeds and Chair of LIDNAN

Ana

Marote

Matron for children’s community nursing teams

Whittington Health

Patricia

McDermott

Consultant clinical nurse specialist- urology

Guernsey Health and Social Care

Maxine

McVey

Deputy director of nursing

Frimley Health Foundation NHS Trust

Dawn

Miller

Sarah

Moppett

Deputy chief nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals

Joan

Myers

Director & Trustee

Florence Nightingale Foundation

Claire

Nadaf

Senior lecturer, health and social sciences

Bournemouth University

Linda

Nazarko

Nurse consultant

West London NHS Trust

Sarah

Needham

Deputy chief nurse

Moorfields

Wendy

Nicholson

Deputy chief nurse and deputy head of WHO

Public Health England

Ruth

Northway

Professor of learning disability nursing

University of South Wales

Jo

Odell

Practice development facilitator

Foundation of Nursing Studies

Dr Crystal

Oldman

Chief executive

The Queen's Nursing Institute

Candice

Pellett

Project manager - nursing

Catherine

Plowright

Acute care consultant nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Samantha

Prigmore

Respiratory nurse consultant

St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Anna

Riley

Lead advanced nurse practitioner

Manchester University Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust

Liz

Rix

Chief nurse

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Karen

Rodesano

Islington children and young people long term condition nurse

Northern Health Centre

Linda

Salt

Head of safeguarding

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust

Diane

Sarkar

Chief nursing officer

Mid-Essex, Southend and Basildon Hospitals

Dee

Sissons

Chief executive

Rainbows Hospice for children and young people

Lynn

Smart

Head of nursing and allied health professionals

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Trust

Lisa

Smith

Senior lecturer in urgent and emergency care

University of Cumbria

Bonnie

Sparkes

Safeguarding specialist nurse

West Herfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Eamonn

Sullivan

Chief nurse

Royal Marsden

Mandie

Sunderland

Chief nurse

NUH

Donato

Tallo

Practice education facilitator

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Stuart

Tuckwood

Associate professor - leadership

Unison

Professor Jamie

Waterall

Deputy chief nurse (chief nurse, maternity & early years directorate)

Public Health England

David

Waters

Associate professor/ Head of department- post qualifying healthcare practice

Birmingham City University

Shaun

Watson

Chair

National HIV Nurses Association

Polly

Weston

Team lead continence service (South Cumbria)

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay FT

Greta

Westwood

Chief executive

Florence Nightingale Foundation

Neil

Wigglesworth

Director, IPC

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Thomas

Wilkins

Matron for infectious diseases

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust

Bo

Yeung

Community bladder & bowel clinical nurse specialist

CLCH

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