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Chief Nurse Awards nominations now closed

Chief Nurse Awards 2018 logoNominations have now closed for our Chief Nurse Awards 2018. We will keep you updated about who has been shortlisted in the next few days!

If you’ve had outstanding care from a nurse, midwife, support worker, allied health professional or student at Sherwood Forest Hospitals that deserves greater recognition you can still nominate them for the Trust’s annual Chief Nurse Awards.

Nominations for this year’s awards close at 9am on Monday 14 May, with outstanding and dedicated staff being nominated for awards in categories linked to the Trust’s CARE values of:

  • Communicating and working together
  • Aspiring and improving
  • Respectful and caring
  • Efficient and safe. 

As well as for:

  • Support Worker of the Year Award (health care assistant, midwife assistant or assistant therapist)
  • Student of the Year Award (student nurse, student midwife, therapy student or nurse associate)
  • NHS70 Lifetime Achievement Award

In addition, there will be a special award chosen and presented by the Chief Nurse, Suzanne Banks for outstanding contribution to leadership and empowering and inspiring others.

Epilepsy Nurse Specialist, Kirsten Johnson won in the category of respectful and caring at last year’s awards, she said:

“It was really lovely just to be nominated and realise that my hard work was being recognised, but winning was amazing! I felt extremely valued that both staff and patients appreciated my help and the support that we provided as a team. We are a great team at #teamSFH and feel very privileged to part of it.”

Nominations can be made via an entry form from the trust website: and follow the link to Chief Nurse Awards.

Completed forms may also be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or posted to Chief Nurse Awards, communications department, Trust HQ, level 1, King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JL.

Suzanne Banks, Chief Nurse at Sherwood Forest Hospitals said:

“We are immensely proud of the hard work and dedication shown by our nurses, midwifes, support workers, allied health professionals and students. It is a positive time to celebrate what we as a Trust have achieved so far.”

Winners will be announced at a special ceremony on 8 June at Kelham House in Newark.