The annual RCNi Nurse Awards have been recognised as the highest accolade in the nursing industry

2020 marks the first ever World Health Organization designated International Year of the Nurse, making the RCNi Nurse Awards even more memorable.

They celebrate the very best in nursing care, rewarding innovative nurse-led projects and inspiring nursing practice across the UK.

Open to nurses, midwives, health visitors, student nurses and other nursing professionals, the Awards attract hundreds of nominations from nurses across the UK.

Highlights of the 2019 RCNi Nurse Awards

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With the opportunity of both sole and joint sponsorship across a wide range of nursing specialisms. You can align your brand with a particular category, targeting a specific group of health professionals.

Our 2020 Categories:

  • Advanced nurse practitioner Sponsored by the RCN
  • Child health
  • Community nursing
  • Excellence in cancer research nursing Sponsored by Cancer Research UK
  • Innovations in your specialty
  • Learning disability nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Nursing student
  • Nursing support worker Sponsored by the RCN
  • Patient's Choice
  • Team of the Year

Sponsorship opportunities

  • Category sponsorship – sole and joint
  • Category sponsorship plus
    (can include activity such as round table or study day)
  • Drinks reception
  • Table sponsorship
  • Table gift
  • Menu sponsorship
  • WiFi and splash page sponsorship
  • Advert in the Awards Book of the Night

As a sponsor, you’ll receive extended promotion after the 2020 Awards have ended and up until the nominations open for RCNi Nurse Awards 2021 (October 2020).

We recommend that sponsorship packages are tailored based on your aim and objective. We would be delighted to speak to you regarding your Nurse Awards 2020 package.

Contact Paul Welch to discuss your options. Call today on 020 8872 3134.


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Past sponsors have agreed that the judging days are one of the most valuable components of being a category sponsor. Sponsors can nominate a representative to attend the face to face judging day for their category.

This unique opportunity gives you the chance to meet the finalists and play a deciding factor in the overall winner of the category.

As a category sponsor you’ll get the chance to:

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NEW FOR 2020

RCNi Awards winners network logo

We are delighted to announce a brand-new feature for 2020. The RCNi Nurse Awards Network. Our aim is to continue the recognition of finalists and winners and their projects by promoting their achievements after the awards have ended. The RCNi Nurse Awards Network will work alongside the winners and will support them as they embrace the changes in their careers. And your brand can benefit from this awareness too

"The passion of the student nurses – even at this early stage in their career, they are making a large-scale different to nursing. They are creating a legacy."

Philip Parker
executive of the Andrew Parker Estate, sponsor of the Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award.

"How prestigious this Award is will help me to develop my sepsis project further."

Katie Dutton
winner, Andrew Parker Student Nurse Award 2018.

"Currently we have a national shortage of LDP nurses. This Award highlights the excellent work LDP nurses do – which inspires people to become LDP nurses in the future and the massive influence those people can have, now and in the future. As a sponsor we get some really positive feedback and vibes that LDP nursing has a future and is a nursing branch to follow as a career."

David Williams
clinical nurse specialist, NHS England. Sponsor of the Learning Disability Practice Award 2018 and the Commitment to Carers Award 2018.

"I would recommend sponsoring the Awards as you really do get to work with likeminded professionals, you get to work with the RCNi which is a phenomenally high-profile and excellent organisation and you get all of the support as a sponsor and a judge that you need."

Karen Roberts
chief of nursing, Macmillan Cancer Support. Sponsor of the Cancer Nursing Award 2018.

"It’s really, really important for me to be a judge at these Awards because it shows it that the RCN really values the engagement of the Royal College supporting the innovations and leadership of the new projects that are developing at all levels."

Christine McKenzie
professional lead for executive nurse network and leadership and management forum, Royal College of Nursing. Sponsor of the Nurse of the Year Award 2018.

"I think it is really important that NHS England are involved in judging – as a sponsor’s representative on the judging panel I have been able to see every single one of the applications for the Award. It is really important that NHS England have committed to sponsoring this category – I see this as a real opportunity to recognise nurse leaders working in our areas who are already supporting our ambitions."

Marie Boles
deputy chief nurse, NHS England. Sponsor of the Learning Disability Practice Award 2018 and the Commitment to Carers Award 2018.

"The important factor for me with the RCNi is that it is a really well recognised brand, so nurses across the country understand what the RCNi is and look to it to get the latest information on good practice and emerging innovation and this gives us a really great platform for sharing some fantastic work led by nurses."

Jen Kenward
carers programme coordinator, NHS England. Sponsor of the Learning Disability Nursing Award 2018 and the Commitment to Carers Award 2018.

"I think this is it – this is the highlight of my career!"

Nasima Begum
winner, Commitment to Carers Award 2018

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