Welcome to the 2024 BJN Awards! 


Our esteemed annual event, will be held on March 22nd, 2024 at the illustrious BMA House in London. Be part of an evening dedicated to recognising and applauding the hard work and unwavering commitment of your teams and colleagues, and acknowledging the significant impact they have made on the lives of patients.

As with every year, our judges were faced with the arduous task of selecting a winner from a plethora of exceptional entries.

Nominations are no longer open, but you can still check our entry requirements to ensure you are ready to showcase your achievements at future BJN Awards!

Hear from our past winners:

Patients and colleagues are delighted we got the recognition for our commitment to provide a patient-centred recovery pathway.

Stoma Nursing Services | Shantallow Health Centre | 2023 Stoma Care Nurse of the Year

Because of this award, I have gained recognition of my role and the importance of my role for healthier women and their offspring. Most people were unaware of what my role entailed, but are now amazed at the magnitude of my role in this deprived community.

Nuru Clark | Barts Health NHS Trust | 2023 Diabetes Nurse of the Year

It was a humbling experience, but I could not deliver the service without my wider team- it is equally important that they are recognised.

Angharad Milosevic | Churchill Hospital | 2023 Urology Nurse of the Year

Winning this award has been a huge honour. I love my role and will continue to strive to maintain high standards and reliable services for lymphoedema.

Margaret Anne Garner | Strathcarron Hospice | 2023 Chronic Oedema Nurse of the Year

I have been lucky to be able to talk about the award at a number of meetings with senior staff, which has then led to reaching out to other groups to promote what the nutrition team does and ensure staff who need to access our training can do so.

Charlotte Rubio | Leicester Intestinal Failure Team (LIFT) | 2023 Nutrition Nurse of the Year

Winning this award has improved collaborations with other nurses to help support the nursing workforce in genomic literacy and sharing of pathways and learning outcomes.

Eduardo Lee | Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust | 2023 Renal Nurse of the Year

Winning this prestigious award serves as a reminder of excellence. Not all that we set out to achieve has come to fruition, but in the tougher days, this will be a reminder of what we have achieved in a short space of time: a symbol of what is possible with leadership, grit and a team of determined clinicians.

Tissue Viability Team | NHS Lothian | 2023 Wound Care Nurse of the Year

This award has enabled me to show recognition for my work and further shows the benefits of advanced practice. This will increase the recognition for nurse angiography.

Ghazala Yasin | Buckinghamshire Health Trust | 2023 Cardiovascular Nurse of the Year

This project has received support from the senior leadership team and has been recognised and implemented in other clinical areas. The award has raised the profile of harm-free care and the Newcastle Specialist Continence Service, resulting in several innovations.

Newcastle Specialist Continence Service | Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | 2023 Continence Nurse of the Year

This award has given the team greater visibility and trust and has increased the referral rate. It has given the team confidence in the work it does, as it is recognised by a national academic journal as being very special. This has enhanced confidence in the team throughout.

Alcohol and Drug Liaison Service | Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust | 2023 Gastrointestinal/IBD Nurse of the Year

We are really grateful. Our lives have been truly enriched and we are thankful.

Eugenia Moyo and Beth Crossland | Central and Northwest London NHS Foundation Trust | 2023 Infection Prevention Nurse of the Year

This award has highlighted the services we can offer, and has enhanced our profile, allowing more service users to access our scheme.

Recovery Riders | Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust | 2023 Mental Health Nurse of the Year

Winning this award inspires me to continue advocating for patients to improve their experience of care and hopefully raise a wider awareness of mesothelioma.

Samantha Westbrook | Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital | 2023 Oncology Nurse of the Year

This award means I can increase the profile of public health nursing, particularly among diverse population groups. This will also motivate me to continue with the important work to reduce health inequalities at grass root level and gain allyship across systems.

Rukeya Miah | Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | 2023 Public Health Nurse of the Year

It has highlighted the proactive and successful work of a small but passionate team.

Alison Summerfield | Hillingdon Children's Asthma Team | 2023 Respiratory Nurse of the Year

In receiving this award, it has reinvigorated my commitment and passion in the specialist field of vascular access.

Nicola York | pfm medical | 2023 Vascular Access Nurse of the Year

Winning this award has strengthened our intent to move forward with our ideas and innovations to enhance and prioritise our front door services in general practice for our young people. We hope the award has shown this as an area of need to develop.

Affinity Care Young Person Contact Team | Bradford, Yorkshire | 2023 Innovation Award

Winning this award has given me the renewed confirmation that despite the daily challenges and low morale within modern day nursing, I do make a difference.

Zarah Perry-Woodford | 2023 Nurse of the Year

I am deeply grateful to the BJN for this lifetime achievement award, I am very humble, but gratefully accept it. I am equally grateful to my family and friends, who throughout my career have supported me.

Gail Adams | Unison | 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Venue
BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP