2022 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2022. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, taking place on Tuesday 22 November 2022 at the Hilton London Metropole. To secure your place and celebrate with the profession’s finest, please select your package here. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

Best Employer for Staff Recognition and Engagement


Fresenius Kabi:  National engagement team

MSI Reproductive Choices:  Engaging the nursing workforce in clinical supervision

Park View Surgery: Engaging staff and increasing job satisfaction through health promotion and disease prevention amongst the vulnerable

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust:  Clinical supervision: one trust’s approach to engaging with staff to support and improve staff wellbeing

Best Employer for Diversity and Inclusion

Best Employer for Diversity and Inclusion


Barts Health NHS Trust: We Belong

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust: Kofoworola Abeni Pratt fellowship

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Supporting HCAs with overseas nursing qualifications to obtain NMC registration

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with NHS Arden and GEM CSU: Maximising your potential leadership development programme

NHS England - Midlands: Developing aspirant ethnic minority nursing and midwifery leaders programme

North East London NHS Foundation Trust: Leaders empowered to achieve their potential

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust: Lived experience of homelessness pilot

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust: Connecting cultures

South London Mental Health and Community Partnership: BAME leadership programme

Best International Recruitment Experience


Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust: Recruiting international nurses throughout the pandemic and beyond

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust with Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and NEU Professionals: Botswana mental health nurse recruitment

CapitalNurse: Supporting English language foundations pathway

Devon International Recruitment Alliance: Establishing international recruitment across an integrated care system

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust: International Nurse Recruitment; ensuring the best experience for all

Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: International recruitment

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with Cheshire International Recruitment Collaborative, A Nurse Centred Collaborative

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: International recruitment and our professional development and education team

Nuffield Health:  International recruitment development programme

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust: International recruitment of mental health nurses

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: International nurse recruitment in partnership with NHSP International

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust: International nurse recruitment and pastoral care

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust: Recognition of post-registration experience in international nurse recruitment

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust: International nurse recruitment programme



Best Recruitment Experience


Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust: Improvement of our newly-registered nurse recruitment experience

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust: Apprentice nursing associate recruitment

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Golden Ticket

NHS England: National healthcare support worker recruitment campaign

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust: Newly qualified nurses recruitment event

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust: Trainee health care support worker role




Best Social Responsibility Programme


Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Patient and Staff Enhancer team (PaSE)

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: 0-19 Service

NHS Bradford District and Craven CCG, Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership: Family Vaccination Clinics

NHS England - North West - Refugee Nursing Programme

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust - Climate Change: A Health Emergency Engaging the Local Community

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust - Local Employability Programme

Best Staff Wellbeing Initiative


Barts Health NHS Trust - Barts Health Wellbeing

Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: #embeddingkindness

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust: Integrated Local Services - Good Grief Café

MSI Reproductive Choices: Engaging the nursing workforce in clinical supervision

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: Yoga practitioner

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust: In the moment

Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust: Safety incident supporting our staff initiative

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust: Enhanced wellbeing support project

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Clinical supervision: one trust’s approach to support and improve staff well-being



Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff


Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust: Senior intern team 2017-2022

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Grow our own

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: International experienced nurse recruitment and retention

MSI Reproductive Choices: Engaging the nursing workforce in clinical supervision

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust - Widening Participation as a title

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust: Refugee nurse support programme

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: To be the employer of choice for our local community

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust: Empowering the voice of nursing and raising quality standards through strong ward leadership


Best Use of Workplace Technology


Compton Care: Virtual Reality/AR cube project

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust with RISE: Think family outreach team

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust: Immersive virtual reality simulations in safeguarding training

Eastern Academic Health Science Network: Remote monitoring in care homes

Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership: Greater Manchester Primary Care Digital Training Passport

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

St Mark's Hospital: Digitalisation of Stoma and Pouch Care services

Practice Plus Group: Visionable and attend anywhere telemedicine project

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust: Embedding an accessible and understandable workforce analytics system within the Trust

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust: Do whatever moves you

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Workforce monthly KPIs using eRostering and Roster Perform

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: Renal ward database

Best Workplace for Learning and Development


Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: North East and Yorkshire Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Development Programme

Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership: Greater Manchester Primary Care Digital Training Passport

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Towards race equity: leading through engagement masterclasses

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with NHS Arden and GEM CSU : Maximising your potential - Leadership Development Programme

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust: Researching together: a programme of learning and development to engage, enhance and embed research for nurses and clinicians

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust: Digital and technology-enhanced learning - a paradigm shift in education and training delivery

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust with The Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health: Clinical nurse specialists training to be lead clinicians pilot study

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Nursing workforce development programme

University Hospital Coventry : Practice Development Team - Registered Nurse Development Programme

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: School of Nursing and Midwifery Practice

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust: Wirral NHS Cadets Programme

Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year


Moriam Adekunle, Essex Partnership University Trust

Annie Dixon, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Anne Harriss, Society of Occupational Medicine

Ester Jamera, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

LaToya Martin, South London Partnership, Oxleas

Jay Morris, Nuffield Health

Ruth Oshikanlu, Abule CIC

Emma Persand, Lemur Health

Ismaelette (Mymy) Del Rosario, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Oliver Soriano, Philippine Nurses Association UK 

Manager of the Year (Non-clinical)


Michelle Armistead, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Caroline Foley, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Diane Last, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Julie Mitchell, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, Cheshire International Recruitment Collaborative

Alun Mowll, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Edyta Ozbek, NEU Professionals

Roshni Shah, Nightingale Hammerson

Nathaniel De Villiers, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Kirsty White, Church Street Medical

Nurse Manager of the Year


Claire Brookwell, Fresenius Kabi

Sarah Crowshaw, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Michele Gardner, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Sheena Henderson, Care UK

Rachael Hines,West London NHS Trust

Karen Hinsley, HMP Doncaster

Paul Jebb, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Laura Jones, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Diane Last, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Zarah Perry-Woodford, St Mark's Hospital

Claire Reed, Spectrum Community Health CIC

Paula Spooner, NHS England

Overseas Nurse of the Year


Edelisa Almeida, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Gillian Nicole Bernal, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

James Esleyer, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Lora Espancho, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Aathira George, Cheshire International Recruitment Collaborative, Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust

Riel Mart De Guzman, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Aldarico Jr Velasco, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Ismaelette (Mymy) Del Rosario, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Meena Sarangapani, North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

John Songkip, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Audrey Rose Tapang, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Joanna Tuazon, CapitalNurse

Claire Vista, Lane Fox Remeo Respiratory Centre

Practice Educator of the Year


Gillian Nicole Bernal,  University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lucy Compiani, NHS Dorset 

Lara Evans, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

Deborah Grafton, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

Christine Marshallsay, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust

Suzanne Mumford, Care UK

Kelsie Richardson-martin, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Pamela Vassallo-Todaro, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Liana Vignoni, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Tom Woollard, West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


Preceptor of the Year


Suraj Kumar, West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Blandine Renou, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Practice Development Team, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust


Preceptorship Programme of the Year


Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust : Excellence in Preceptorship – the Pride Way

Barts Health NHS Trust: Paediatric and neonatal preceptorship programme

Elysium Healthcare: Creating Foundations of Support and Team-Working

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust: Preceptorship in practice

Manx Care, Development, Education and Continuous Professional Support

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust: In pursuit of excellence

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: Increasing education on wellbeing and resilience for newly qualified nurses

Nuffield Health: Preceptorship programme - building our nursing workforce

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust: Maternity preceptorship programme

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Coming out the other side 'post-pandemic preceptorship'

West Hertfordshire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Accelerated preceptorship programme for overseas nurses

Workforce Team of the Year


Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust: Corporate clinical education team

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust with RISE: Think family outreach team

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Acute Liaison Multi-Disciplinary Team for Learning Disabilities and Autism

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Legacy mentors - helping nurses to achieve their goals

MSI Reproductive Choices: Engaging the nursing workforce in clinical supervision

NHS England - Midlands: Developing aspirant ethnic minority nursing and midwifery leaders programme

Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board: The legacy nurse team

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Weston Park Cancer Centre at Breathing Space, Rotherham

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust: An oncology digital clinical placement to develop and sustain an oncology workforce

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust: The wellbeing team