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. 

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

Jennifer

Allison

Matron NIHR NRF

Paula

Anderson

Chief nursing informatics officer

University College London Hospital

Professor June

Andrews

International consultant on the public understanding of dementia

Leanne

Atkin

Julie

Attenborough

Associate dean: director of undergraduate studies

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences

Professor Jane

Ball

Professor of nursing workforce policy

University of Southampton

Sharon

Barrett

NIHR

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

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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

Sharon

Dorgan

Senior Strategic Manager, Workforce Development Lead,

NIHR

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

Martin

Galligan

Lecturer practitioner, Royal Marsden School

Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Liz

Gambrell

Area head of engagement (south)

NHS Employers

Faith

Gibson

Professor of child health and cancer care

GOSH and University of Surrey

Julie

Gray

chief nurse and director of quality (interim)

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Kathryn

Halford OBE

Chief nurse

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust

Carole

Hallam

Independent nurse consultants

AC Independent Nursing Consultants

Stella

Hannaway

Head of tranformation, HMP Liverpool

Spectrum Community Health CIC

Dr Hilda

Hayo

Chief admiral nurse and chief executive officer

Dementia UK

Lorraine

Hodsdon

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

Claire

Johnson

Governance Lead Medicines & Medical Devices

Nuffield Health

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

Karen

Marshall

Nurse consultant specialising in chronic respiratory conditions

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Trudie

Martin

UNISON nursing and midwifery committee national chair

Unison

Patricia

McDermott

Consultant clinical nurse specialist- urology

Guernsey Health and Social Care

Mick

McKeown

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Unison

Maxine

McVey

Deputy director of nursing

Frimley Health Foundation NHS Trust

Clare

Meachin

Divisional Nurse Director

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Dawn

Miller

Macmillan lead cancer nurse

Wirral University Teaching Hospital

Sarah

Moppett

Deputy chief nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals

Daniel

Mortimer

NHS Employers

Gwen

Moulster OBE

Consultant learning disability nurse

Gwen Moulster Consultancy

Domini

Mullins

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

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

Helen

Oldknow

Research nurse

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Crystal

Oldman

Chief executive

The Queen's Nursing Institute

Dr Candice

Pellett OBE Queen's Nurse

Project manager - nursing

Natasha

Phillips

Chief nursing informatics officer

NHSx

Catherine

Plowright

Acute care consultant nurse

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Wendy

Preston

head of nursing practice

Royal College of Nursing

Samantha

Prigmore

Respiratory nurse consultant

St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Jane

Proctor

Deputy group clinical director

Spire Healthcare

Jacqueline

Richardson

Deputy divisional nurse

Nottingham University Hospitals

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

Alison

Schofield

Tissue viability clinical nurse specialist

North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust

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

Janice

Stevens CBE

Chief nursing officer

The Wellington Hospital

Eamonn

Sullivan

Chief nurse

Royal Marsden

Mandie

Sunderland

Chief nurse

NUH

Rachel

Sykes

UKI head of marketing

L & R

Donato

Tallo

Practice education facilitator

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Claire

Taylor

Macmillan nurse consultant

St Mark’s Hospital

Dezita

Taylor-Robinson

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

Birmingham City University

Phil

Tittensor

consultant nurse for the epilepsies

Royal Wolverhampton Trust

Stuart

Tuckwood

National officer for nursing

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

Scott

Watkin

Shaun

Watson

Chair

National HIV Nurses Association

Lucy

Webber

Practise educator for private care

The Royal Marsden

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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