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Cavell Awards 2016

Outstanding nursing and midwife talent was celebrated recently at The Cavell Nurses' Trust Awards evening at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

There were ten awards up for grabs on the evening which recognised outstanding achievement in student and qualified nursing and midwifery, including two Army Reservist nursing awards. 

The awards were hosted by Cavell Nurses’ Trust, a charity that gives money and support to nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants and students experiencing financial or personal hardship, often because of illness, domestic abuse, disability, working poverty and older age.

The ceremony took place in front of a packed audience of nurses, midwives and healthcare leaders from around the UK. Special guest speaker at the ceremony, Sally Gunnell OBE DL, said,

“It’s a real pleasure to share in the excitement of the Cavell Nurses’ Trust Awards. The world of athletics demands commitment and determination and it’s fantastic to see nurses and midwives are recognised for those values too. I’ve seen such passion tonight.”

Cavell Nurses’ Trust Chairman Simon Knighton said: “The Cavell Nurses’ Trust Awards helps us be here for nurses and midwives, either by supporting them when they face hardship or by celebrating the amazing work that they do every day.

“We’d like to thank the generous organisations that sponsored our awards and lent their time and expertise to ensure the awards are a fitting tribute to the passion and commitment of all our finalists.”

The Cavell Nurses’ Trust awards are made possible by a number of sponsors that give their time and support to the scheme: NEXT PLC, The Belgian Embassy in the UK, Thornbury Nursing Services, NHS Professionals, National Gardens Scheme, RCN Foundation, Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corp (QARANC), Public Health England, Curhams Ltd, Mark Allen Group and Capital Healthcare Recruitment.

Meet some of the winners

Jane Carpenter - Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2016

Jane Carpenter - Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 2016

Cara Sturgess - Outstanding Student Nurse Award 2016

Cara Sturgess - Outstanding Student Nurse Award 2016