Our prestigious judges feature some of the top figures in the education and healthcare sectors alongside a number of past award winners.

They will assess your work in a rigorous judging process, reading every entry before creating our shortlist. Those shortlisted will then get the chance to present to our panel face-to-face to convince them why they should win the award!

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

Nursing associate
University of the West of England Bristol
Leadership consultant
Chief nurse
NHS Devon
Associate director for nursing & midwifery
Course lead BSc nursing
Kingston University London
Professional lead adult nursing and associate professor in learning & teaching
University of Hertfordshire
Associate dean: director of undergraduate studies
City, University of London
Associate professor for midwifery and lead midwife for education
Buckinghamshire New University
Band 6 acute learning disability liaison nurse
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Associate dean, education and student experience
London South Bank University
Senior lecturer in midwifery
Middlesex University
Deputy head of school - midwifery
Anglia Ruskin University
Newly qualified midwife
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Lead research matron
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Independent consultant nurse learning disabilities
Chief nurse
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Foundation of nursing studies
Lecturer in nursing (mental health)
University of Derby
Senior midwifery lecturer
University of Cumbria
Education champion
Anglia Ruskin University
Reader in nursing
Leeds Beckett University
Senior charge nurse in critical care
Manchester Royal Infirmary Intensive Therapy Unit
Independent healthcare consultant
Carter Consulting
Paediatric staff nurse
Middlesex University
Resilience-based clinical supervision programme manager and lead facilitator
Foundation of Nursing Studies
Chief nursing officer
Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West ICB
PhD researcher
Queen's University Belfast
Operational manager for the virtual centre for clinical education and professional development
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Senior lecturer
London South Bank University
Director of student engagement, satisfaction and employability
University of Essex
London Healthcare Education Group
National nursing lead for primary and community care
Aneurin Bevan UHB
Associate professor
Staffordshire University
Associate director of nursing
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
Immediate past master
The Company of Nurses
Senior Lecturer and Deputy Course Lead for Registered Nurse Degree Apprentice Course
Birmingham City University
Research midwife
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Deputy dean for practice learning and simulation
Anglia Ruskin University
Senior lecturer in midwifery
Middlesex university
Senior practice development nurse
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Director of Nursing & Midwifery
Mental health nurse
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust
Deputy Chief Nurse, HEE
Health Education England
Nursing education adviser
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Associate head of school, nursing and health professions
The Open University
District nurse team manager/senior lecturer
Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust/Buckinghamshire New University
WellChild nurse
WellChild and Cardiff and Vale UHB
Emeritus professor of nursing education
University of Nottingham
Independent nurse consultant and programme lead
MindWorks London
Practice educator
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Chief nurse
North Middlesex University Hospital
CEO & chief admiral nurse
Dementia UK
Course director, learning disability nursing
University of East Anglia
Associate director for nursing & midwifery
Deputy head of nursing & midwifery
University of Bolton
Lead nurse-integrated nursing team manager
Newport Pagnell Medical Centre
Lecturer (teaching and scholarship)
School of Health Sciences, University of Dundee
Head of school of health
University of Greenwich
Lead nurse for mental health
Walsall Healthcare Trust & The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Head of clinical education
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Registered nursing associate
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Associate professor (nursing)
Kingston University
Head of service-continuing healthcare (CHC)
Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB
Warrant officer
Royal Air Force
Principal technical specialist - clinical simulation
Brunel University London
Clinical research educator
Glasgow Clinical Research Facility
Senior lecturer
London South Bank University
Senior lecturer
Queen's University Belfast School of Nursing and Midwifery and WAVE
Lecturer in adult nursing
University of Southampton
Senior lecturer
Queen's University Belfast
London South Bank University
Professor of learning disability nursing
University of South Wales
Assistant Director of Nursing- Research & Innovation
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Executive director
Goal Mind and Abule CIC
Registered nurse
University of Cumbria
Staff nurse
Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Deputy director of education, research and innovation
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Staff nurse
University of Plymouth
Associate professor – interim quality enhancement lead – school of nursing and midwifery
Birmingham City University
Senior lecturer
Manchester Metropolitan Univeristy
Senior lecturer
Nottingham Trent University
District Nurse/Project Management
Employment International
Deputy vice chancellor and chief academic officer
University College Birmingham
Academic midwife
Coventry University
Barking, Havering, Redbridge NHS Trust
Senior lecturer mental health
Buckinghamshire New University
Lecturer in pre-qualifying healthcare
University of Derby
Student midwife
University of Derby
Head of school - nursing and midwifery
Birmingham City University
Senior lecturer/course director in childrens nursing
London South Bank University
Programme lead - FdSc nursing associate
University of Plymouth
Senior lecturer in academic development and inclusivity
Sheffield Hallam
Senior lecturer
London South Bank University
Team leader & specialist practitioner
Haringey Learning Disability Partnership
Principal lecturer pre-reg nursing
Institute of Health
Senior lecturer – nursing
University of Northampton
Education lead (health care support worker programme)
NHS Professionals
Senior partner
Moore Barlow Lawyers
Chief nursing officer
Wellington Hospital London
Head of CLCH academy
Central London Community Healthcare Trust
Senior RCN officer
RCN South East England Region
Head of School of Nursing
Kingston University
Lead nurse for nurse education and development
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust
Dean of school
University of East London
Mental health nurse and postgraduate student
Glenbervie Care and University of Stirling
Senior lecturer in adult nursing
Middlesex University
Nurse education consultant
Bill Whitehead
Head of pre-registration education
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Forensic CMHS team leader
NHS Forth Valley
Deputy chief nurse
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust