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.


Project consultant
AMF Healthcare Consultancy
TVN clinical nurse specialist role
York and Scarborough NHS foundation Trust
Executive director
Institute of Health Visiting
Chair
Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists
Operational development and network manager
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric trauma coordinator and paediatric critical care outreach nurse
Barts Health NHS Trust
Head of secondary care
Nuffield Health
Chief nurse
St Andrews Healthcare
Head of nursing
University of Exeter
Executive director of nursing AHPs & quality
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Chief nursing officer
St George’s, Epsom and St Helier Healthcare Group
Chair
Northern Ireland Practice and Education Council for Nurses and Midwives (NIPEC)
District nurse / project management, Queen's Nurse
Independent
Registered nurse
British Association of Critical Care Nurses
Nurse consultant
St Gemma's Hospice
Associate director for nursing & midwifery
National Institute of Health and Social Care Research
National matron & head of Benenden Charitable Trust
Benenden Health
Head of organisational development / national director
Healthy Teen Minds
Head of nursing
Royal College of Nursing
Advanced nurse practitioner
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Head of academic enterprise and engagement
AECC University College
Nurse consultant and educationalist
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Chief nursing, midwifery, and allied health professionals information officer
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Chief nursing officer
Integrated Care System Devon Designate
Associate professor
Birmingham City University
Director of general practice nursing SEL
SEL ICS training hub
Chief nursing officer
Cleveland Clinic London
Chief nurse for adult social care
Department of Health and Social Care
Clinical director
Medstrom
Associate professor, head of department pre-qualifying healthcare practice
Birmingham City University
Chief nursing officer
North East London Integrated Care Board
Senior regional officer
Royal College of Nursing South East Region
Council member
College of Medicine and Apothecary
Executive chief nurse
North Central London Integrated Care Board
Chief nursing officer and 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
Director of nursing
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Vascular access lead nurse
Aintree Hospital, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Associate dean for innovation and enterprise
Staffordshire University
Advanced dietitian
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chief nurse
Florence Care Agency
Consultant nurse
Gwen Moulster Consultancy
Professional lead for learning disability nursing
University of Nottingham
Professional lead for learning disability nursing
University of Nottingham
Public health lead
Royal College of Nursing
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 liaison sister
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Associate director for nursing & midwifery (Interim)
National Institute of Health and Social Care Research
Ward manager
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Independent consultant nurse for learning disabilities
Director
Joan Myers Consultancy
Practice development facilitator
Foundation of Nursing Studies
Chief nurse
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre
Associate professor in nursing
City, University of London
Associate director of nursing
Countess of Chester Hospital
Chief nurse and director of Clinical Governance
NHS Professionals
Public research champion
National Institute of Health and Social Care Research
Director of nursing (babies, children and young people)
Barts Health and North East London ICS
Chief nurse
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust
Lead for community inpatient services
Lead for community inpatient services
Senior matron of infection prevention
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
The University of Huddersfield and The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Lecturer practitioner school of human and health. Vascular nurse consultant
Infection prevention & control lead
British Army / MOD
Clinical consultant
Essity
Clinical team manager
Mersey Care
Consultant nurse physical health
West London NHS Trust
Principal lecturer for pre-registration nursing
University of Cumbria
Vice president
IPS
Regional operations manager
Choice Support
District nurse team lead
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Macmillan dementia nurse consultant and Queens nurse
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Chief nurse
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Advanced nurse practitioner of infectious diseases
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Trustee
Foundation of Nursing Studies
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
Professor
University of Central Lancashire
Group director of nursing
Elysium
Senior matron for Emergency, Trauma and Orthopaedic Departments
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department of Health and Social Care
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
England's deputy chief public health nurse
Department of Health and Social Care
Executive chief nurse and director of quality
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Chief nurse
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Consultant in public health
Cheshire East Council
Lead nurse for Manchester Airways Service
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Commercial director
Medstrom
Director of Care, Quality & Governance, Caldicott Guardian and Infection Prevention & Control lead
Care UK
Chief nurse
Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lead nurse for research
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Nurse entrepreneur and CEO
Goal Mind
Director of nursing & midwifery
National Institute of Health and Social Care Research
Independent Respiratory Nurse Consultant
Head of health
UNISON
Head of nursing for integrated medicine
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Deputy chief nursing officer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Senior staff nurse
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Head of engagement
SeeAbility
Macmillan thoracic specialist nurse
South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Head of transformation, HMP Liverpool
Spectrum Community Health CIC
Associate chief nurse and chief nursing information officer
Midland Partnership NHS FT
Deputy ward manager
Elysium Healthcare
National officer for nursing
UNISON
Director of nursing programmes
Queens Nursing Institute
Founder
WeNurses
Head of nursing, director of student engagement, satisfaction and employability
University of Essex
Ward manager
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Chair of UNISON's nursing and midwifery committee sector
UNISON
Head of department nursing
University of Hull
Sexual health lead
HCRG Care Group
Head of nursing practice
Royal College of Nursing
Deputy chief nurse and deputy head of WHO for Public Health Nursing and Midwifery
Office for Health Improvement and Disparities