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Congratulations to our 2018 NT Awards winners

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The Nursing Times Awards 2018 took place in London at the end of October, celebrating the best in nursing across 23 award categories

Nursing Times Awards 2018

Chief Nursing Officers’ Award for Lifetime Achievement

Source: Tom Howard Photography

Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing, University of South Wales

Celebrating the best in nursing is something we like to do at Nursing Times and on that note, congratulations to all our Nursing Times Awards winners for 2018.

We held our annual celebration of nursing brilliance across 23 categories at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 31 October.

As ever, our awards entrants set a very high bar and demonstrated what great care and innovation can be achieved by nursing staff, often with few resources other than a really good idea and the determination to see it through.

Among them are our Nurse of the Year, Helen Scullion, a urology advanced nurse practitioner in radiology at South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust, and our Rising Star Emily Pitkethly, who works in an elderly assessment and ambulatory care unit at Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust.

Meanwhile, our Nurse Leader of the Year was Colette Datt, a nurse consultant in children and young people’s services at Whittington Health Trust, who specialises in asthma and allergy, and the Team of the Year Award went to Surrey and Border Partnership Foundation Trust (above).

This year, the Chief Nursing Officers’ Award for Lifetime Achievement went to Professor Ruth Northway (top right), allowing us to shine a much-deserved light on learning disabilities and also education for the specialty. 

We would also like to highlight that the finalists did really well to make the shortlist. The expert panels that spoke to us during the judging process in September consistently told us about the high quality and inspirational nature of the entries they were given.

To celebrate our winners and finalists, we have produced a special supplement that can be viewed on the Nursing Times website.

Hopefully those reading about our latest winners will have been inspired to enter next year’s Nursing Times awards. Look out for details early in 2019 and please let us help highlight the great work that you and the rest of your profession does. Being an award winner also helps boost careers. 

Even if you do not enter the Nursing Times Awards, hopefully, we will see you next year at one of our events. We kick off 2019 with Nursing Times Careers Live in Brighton on 2 March, followed by the Student Nursing Times Awards on 26 April. The entry deadline for the latter is 14 December 2018. 

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