The results of the RCN’s national photography competition, Care on Camera, have been announced at the college’s annual conference in Glasgow.
Anthony Baines from Kent was announced as the gold award winner for his photograph, titled Community Nursing Care at Home, chosen from more than 800 entries in a nationwide competition to capture the diversity of contemporary nursing in the UK.
The image shows a community nurse dressing the wound of an elderly patient in his flat, representing the importance of community health care in the modern world.
The silver award went to Conrad Lee from Hastings for his image of a theatre nurse called Scrub Angel.
Patricia Marquis, the RCN’s South East regional director, said: “The gold and silver photographs are amazing and really show the diverse and wonderful nature of nursing.
“It is fantastic for us to have two winners in the region. When the photographs go on tour later this year we hope members in the South East will be able to see them for themselves,” she said.
Meanwhile, the People’s Choice Award winner was a music-themed photo by Kate Fawcett of NHS Forth Valley.
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The Care on Camera awards was open to both amateur and professional photographers and was run in association with the Royal Photographic Society and sponsored by NHS Employers.
The judging panel included RCN chief executive and general secretary Janet Davies, BBC journalist Huw Edwards, Royal Photographic Society director-general Dr Michael Pritchard and NHS Employers’ chief executive Danny Mortimer, along with RCN members Vianne Britten and Jess Moorhouse.
The competition shortlist, including the winning photographs, will now form a touring exhibition visiting schools, libraries, and various health settings around the UK as part of the RCN’s centenary celebrations.