13 / 1 / 2016 9.45am
Following the success of the Cavell Nurses' Trust award ceremony in 2015, the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) is sponsoring two new awards in 2016 for both student and qualified clinical professionals who are also part of the army medical reserve.
The Cavell Nurses' Trust was founded in 1917 in honour of Edith Cavell, with the original intention of raising money for nurses who 'sought the health of others at the expense of their own'. The trust continues to help nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in their time of need and recognises their commitment to improving the wellbeing of others through support and celebration. Since 1854, the Queen Alexandra Royal Army Nursing Corps has provided exceptional healthcare for the British army in locations all over the world and many of their serving colleagues have or are studying to become qualified nurses. Sponsoring an award with The Cavell Nurses' Trust for both reservist student and experienced healthcare professionals extends the relationship between the Army Medical Services and civilian nursing.
The first award, the Outstanding QARANC Reservist Student 2016 award, is on offer to student healthcare professionals such as nurses, midwives or healthcare assistants who have displayed exceptional patient care during their course alongside completing Phase 1 military training. The second, the Outstanding QARANC Reservist Clinical Professional Development 2016 award, will go to a knowledgeable, motivated and hands-on reservist that has shown commitment to both their civilian and military role for at least five years post-qualification. They too could be a nurse, midwife of healthcare assistant.
Interested reservists can take a further look at the awards and how to apply here: