Public Urged to Nominate Those Who Have Made a Difference

Has a nurse, midwife, health visitor or healthcare assistant made a real difference to you or a loved one’s health?  Now you can say a big ‘thank you’ by nominating them for a unique award.

Organised by RCNi, part of the Royal College of Nursing Group, the Patient’s Choice Award provides the public with a very special opportunity to highlight and reward outstanding practice within the nursing profession.

‘Our award recognises and celebrates the UK’s many unsung nursing heroes and heroines, who have gone the extra mile for their patients,’ says RCNi editorial director Graham Scott. ‘This is the public’s chance to say thank you for making a difference.’

Alongside appealing directly to the public, RCNi is urging every organisation – whether in the NHS, the community or the independent sector – to tell their patients about this award, encouraging them to nominate those nurses who have performed above and beyond the call of duty.

To nominate a nurse, midwife, health visitor or healthcare assistant, members of the public can visit  The closing date for nominations is Friday 26th February 2016.

The award inspires hundreds of patients and families from all four corners of the UK to nominate their nursing stars. ‘Our mission at RCNi is to promote excellence in nursing care, so we want to see as many nurses put forward for this award as possible,’ says Graham Scott.

An expert panel of judges will review the nominations and select the finalists. Members of the public will then be invited to vote for the nurse who they believe most deserves the accolade. The winner will receive their award – including a prize of £500 – at a prestigious ceremony to be held at the Westminster Park Plaza on Friday 6th May 2016.