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Nursing Times Leaders: Nominations now open

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Nursing Times (NT) has opened nominations to find the country’s most inspirational nursing leaders. The individual could come from a frontline nursing role, management, research and academia.

The brand, the voice for the nursing community and the leading source of nursing news and best practice in the UK, will name the second-ever set of Nursing Times Inspirational Leaders at an event in September. Nominations are now being invited so if you know a leader, let us know.

“Last year’s Nursing Times Inspirational Leaders event brought together a group of the most influential, intelligent and impactful nurses in the profession, and showcased all they had done to shape care and deliver excellent, high-quality care,” said Nursing Time editor, Jenni Middleton. “This essential celebration of nursing leadership is a must-attend event, and I am delighted to see who makes this year’s list, and welcome everyone to celebrate their success.”

The final list of inspirational leaders will be decided by a panel of expert judges from the profession. The judges will consider nominations made via the NT website (form below) and social media - simply Tweet the name and Twitter handle of the person you wish to nominate using #NTLeaders. A set of criteria has been established, which will help the judges make their decision.

The judges will review the longlist of your nominations and add suggestions of their own before deciding on the final list at a judging event held at the Nursing Times offices. Judges who are on the list will be excluded from conversations about their own inclusion.

Nominations can be submitted via the form below. All we need is the name of the individual being nominated, their job title, organisation, contact details and a short 250 word description on why the person should be considered as an NT Inspirational Leader.


Nominations close on 7 August 2015


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How wide is the individual’s influence? How do they affect nursing policy, practice and patient care? Have they a vision that improves services and care, and do they communicate this in a way that is compelling and exciting, yet feels achievable?


Does the individual hold a number of positions across nursing or exert influence in a number of ways? Do they understand how health and social care services fit together? Are they flexible in using different organisations to create a better service and outcomes for patients?

Role model

Does the nominee demonstrate that they care for their teams, provide a safe, educational environment in which they encourage their teams to grow and do their jobs effectively? Do they ensure team members are valued and show respect and compassion to each other.


How significant is the individual’s achievement? How will we remember their contribution? Will they leave the profession in a better place than when they joined it? Did they engineer substantial change that had an impact on patient care? Were they the first to perform their role? Or, perhaps their achievements took place in a challenging environment, facing additional barriers?




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