16 / 11 / 2015 11.18am
The winners of the Nursing Times Awards 2015 were announced on 12 November 2015 at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. This year there was more than 80 entries from 346 organisations.
NHS Employers sponsored the 'Improving Staff Experience' award which recognised organisations that are taking the lead in providing a positive work environment for staff. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust were the winners of this award, Jennifer Gardner, programme lead for the development and employment team at NHS Employers was one of the judges and said;
“It was a pleasure to present the award to Nottingham for the fantastic work they have done on staff experience. This work was very much led by band five nurses and shows the impact strong leadership, engagement and passion can have on the whole workforce. It was, an inspirational night which honoured the amazing work that nurses carry out every day.”
Jenni Middleton, editor of Nursing Times, commented:
“The nurses who have won this year – and those who are finalists – are smart, innovative and making real changes to the way that patients are cared for. Nursing care is no longer about bedpans and bandages – nurses contribute much more than that and influence every aspect of care and we need to make sure that the public, the media and the policy makers understand that. This year, HRH the Prince of Wales asked to be involved in The Nursing Times Awards through a special award – The HRH Award for Integrated Approaches to Care. He wanted to acknowledge the huge contribution that nurses make and knows it’s essential that they are recognised and their great work disseminated. That’s what these awards do – in all our categories.”
Visit the Nursing Times website to view the full list of awards winners