Judging process

Our prestigious judges feature some of the top figures in the health and care profession alongside several past award winners.

They will assess your work in a rigorous judging process, reading and scoring each individual entry carefully to determine our 2024 shortlist.  In most cases, the shortlist will then be debated by judges at a virtual roundtable to ultimately decide our winner.

However, finalists for the following categories only, will be required to attend a face-to-face presentation and interview with our esteemed judging panel to determine the winners.  They are:


  • Preceptee of the year
  • Nurse Manager of the Year
  • Manager of the Year (Non-Clinical)
  • Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year


  • Best International Recruitment Experience
  • Best Use of Workplace Technology
  • Workforce Team of the Year
  • Best Employer for Staff Recognition and Engagement
  • Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff 

This judging will take place from 08 – 10 October 2024 at our central London office:

emap Publishing Ltd
Harmsworth House,
13 – 15 Bouverie Street

The judges dedicate their time and energy to the awards, with many returning to help us every year. We want to say a huge thank you to our judging panel for their hard work.

Entry deadline:
Stage 1: Online Judging
Shortlist announcement:
Stage 2: Live Judging
Nursing Times Awards Ceremony: