school nurseCavell Nurses' Trust is inviting School Nurses from across the UK to nominate themselves or a colleague for a School Nurse Award. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate leadership and innovation within School Nursing.

This is the second year that Cavell Nurses’ Trust has been awarded funding from Public Health England to host the awards celebrating the contribution of the School Nurse workforce across the UK.

The two School Nurse awards are running alongside a series of awards for student nurses and midwives and two new awards for Army Reserve Nurses. The application process culminates in a prestigious ceremony taking place in Spring 2016 where all winners and runners up are invited to collect their trophy and celebrate their achievements.

John Orchard, Chief Executive for Cavell Nurses’ Trust said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Public Health England to host the School Nurse awards for a second year running. The awards are a great opportunity for such a diverse and hardworking group of nurses to receive recognition and shout about their achievements.”

School Nurses from this year’s awards will be hoping to emulate the success of Veronica Hetherington who won the Leadership in School Nursing award in 2015.
Veronica, who is Community Matron (School Nursing) at Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust, impressed the judges at this year’s interview stage with her passion for the School Nursing profession.

Veronica said: “It is so important for school nurses to be recognised for the work they do with children and young people. The diverse role comes with many challenges, however the rewards outweigh this.

“I was so proud to share my award with the School Nurses I work with in Northumbria Healthcare Trust and felt it was in recognition of all that we have achieved as a team.”

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust School Nurse awards are now open and close for entries on 26 February. To apply and for more information visit: www.cavellnursestrust.org/qualified-nurse-awards