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Have you entered our new workforce awards?

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Nursing Times has launched a new set of awards to accompany our inaugural Workforce Summit event that is focused on looking at solutions to the current nurse staffing crisis.

The awards seek to recognise and reward the excellent work that is being done by employers to support the nursing and midwifery workforce.

The summit and awards will take place on 4 October in London, with a series of debates and presentations based around developing a nursing and midwifery workforce that fit for the future.

Among others, delegates will hear from Ruth May, executive director of nursing at NHS Improvement, Sara Gorton, head of health at Unison, and Crystal Oldman, chief executive of the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

Following the summit, our Workforce Awards will take place in the evening and are designed to inspire and reward organisations for excellence in supporting the health and care workforce.

They are free to enter and open to all employers of nursing and midwifery staff, whether NHS, independent, care home, primary care or charity organisations.

The deadline for entries – now extended – is 29 June. Visit our special Workforce Awards 2018 website for more information and to enter.

The 12 categories available to enter are:

  • Best diversity and inclusion initiative
  • Best employer for staff recognition
  • Best place to work for employee satisfaction
  • Best recruitment experience
  • Best UK employer of the year – up to 1,500 nursing staff
  • Best UK employer of the year – over 1,500 nursing staff
  • Best use of technology to improve the working environment
  • Best wellbeing and staff engagement initiative
  • Best workplace for learning and development – up to 1,500 nursing staff
  • Best workplace for learning and development – over 1,500 nursing staff
  • Preceptorship of the year
  • Workforce team of the year

Steve Ford, acting editor of Nursing times, said: “Through the awards we will highlight organisations that are already delivering exceptional experiences for employees – whether through preceptorship, training and career development or wellbeing initiatives.

“If you are doing great work as an employer, enter these awards for a chance to reach potential new employees and boost your chances of being their choice. The extended entry deadline is 29 June.

“We do hope you can bring along your teams to benefit from the comprehensive programme on offer and hope it provides you with renewed energy, inspiration and focus to help tackle the workforce challenge, both now and in the future.”

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