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.

TVN clinical nurse specialist role
York and Scarborough NHS foundation Trust
Executive director
Institute of Health Visiting
Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists
Covid vaccination operational lead. Clinical lead, SAIS
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric trauma coordinator and paediatric critical care outreach nurse
Barts Health NHS Trust
Chief nurse
St Andrews Healthcare
Head of nursing
University of Exeter
Project manager of nursing. RN, Queen's Nurse.
Registered nurse
British Association of Critical Care Nurses
National director
Healthy Teen Minds
Advanced nurse practitioner
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Head of academic enterprise and engagement
AECC Univeristy College
Nurse consultant and educationalist
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Chief nursing officer
Devon Clinical Commissioning Group and Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership
Associate professor
Birmingham City University
Associate professor, head of department pre-qualifying healthcare practice
Birmingham City University
Chief nurse
North East London Clinical Commissioning Group
Senior regional officer
Royal College of Nursing South East Region
Council member
College of Medicine and Apothecary
Director of nursing & NWSDU/ICS chief nurse, NCL
North London Partners in Health and Care and Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Macmillan nurse consultant
St Mark’s Hospital
Chief executive
The Queen's Nursing Institute
Chief admiral nurse and chief executive officer
Dementia UK
Independent healthcare consultant
Carter Consulting
Head of practice education
University of West London
Vascular access lead nurse
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant nurse
Gwen Moulster Consultancy
Professional lead for learning disability nursing
University of Nottingham
Professional lead for learning disability nursing
University of Nottingham
Nurse consultant
Croydon Health Services
Senior programme manager, Digital Community Health Services, South East England
NHS England and NHS Improvement
Professional development nurse
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Chief nursing officer
The Wellington Hospital
Fragility fracture liason sister
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Practice development facilitator
Foundation of Nursing Studies
Chief nurse
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
Associate director of nursing
Countess of Chester Hospital
Director of nursing (children)
Barts Health NHS Trust
Chief nurse
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust
Senior matron of infection prevention
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Consultant nurse physical health
West London NHS Trust
Principal lecturer for pre-registration nursing
University of Cumbria
District nurse team lead
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Macmillan dementia nurse consultant and queens nurse
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Lead nurse for cancer and palliative care
Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust
Deputy chief nurse
Frimley Health Foundation NHS Foundation Trust
Director of Health & Wellbeing
Achieve together
Senior matron, Emergency, Trauma and Orthopaedic Departments
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Professor of nursing in continence care
University of the West of England
Director of nursing
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chief nursing information officer
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cystic fibrosis nurse specialist
South Tees NHS Foundation Trust
Team lead bladder and bowel service
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Department of Health & Social Care
Deputy chief nurse
Executive chief nurse and director of quality
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Lead nurse for research
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Head of nursing for integrated medicine
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Macmillan thoracic specialist nurse
South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Head of transformation, HMP Liverpool
Spectrum Community Health CIC
Director of nursing programmes
Queens Nursing Institute
Head of nursing, director of student engagement, satisfaction and employability
University of Essex
Ward manager
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Head of department nursing
University of Hull
Sexual health lead
HCRG Care Group
Head of nursing practice
Royal College of Nursing