Multiple awards for Care Makers at the Student Nursing Times Awards

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Student nursing awards

06 / 5 / 2014 Midnight

The winners of the Student Nursing Times Awards 2014 were announced on 1 May at an inspiring awards lunch in London. The awards celebrated the achievements of student nurses across the country. This year there were 18 categories, including a new award for Care Maker of the Year sponsored by NHS Employers. 

16 Care Makers were short listed across eight categories and resulted in four individual awards going to the following Care Makers:

Care Maker of the Year 

Julie Sheen - University of Chester 

Student Midwife of the Year 

Ailsa Gaskill-Jones - University of Manchester  

Most Inspirational Student Nurse 

Azija Khanam (SQA) – University of Chester 

Student Nurse of the Year: Adult 

Emily Gartshore - University of Nottingham

In addition, a group award for 'Partnership of the Year' went to:

Student Quality Ambassadors (SQA) Health Education North West, all of these Student Quality Ambassadors are also Care Makers. 

Julie Sheen, winner of the Care Maker of the Year Award said. "Winning care maker of the year means a lot to me as I am proud to be a care maker, promoting and practising the 6Cs. I was delighted but shocked to win, as I know that many care makers champion and provide positive care, therefore anyone of us could have been awarded this. To be recognised for the quality of care I have given, promoting the 6Cs both nationally and locally, but most of all for not being afraid to challenge practice is great and I hope it inspires others to do the same." 

Emily Gartshore, winner of the Student Midwife of the Year Award said. "This award is an amazing recognition of what student nurses are doing to change practice and what we can all achieve. It is an honour to have won an award for my passion for nursing and commitment to improving patient care. I feel humbled to be a part of the nursing profession and to have been inspired by so many amazing nurses through my training. I hope that by winning this award I can continue to inspire nurses to strive for excellence in all we do.”

A full winners list can be found on the Student Nursing Times Awards website


This is a fantastic achievement for the Care Maker initiative and highlights the commitment of Care Makers which promote Compassion in Practice and the
6Cs. Initially set up for student nurses the programme is now open to health and social care staff of all levels. Find out more about the Care Maker programme.

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