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The NiP Awards 2010: we want to hear from you!

The NiP Awards recognise innovation in the primary care setting and we want to reward you for your hard work in bringing best practice to your patients.

There is still time to enter this year's awards, and you can nominate yourself or a colleague/team - so step forward and tell us your story.

Over the past decade more and more government initiatives have been aimed at primary and community care, and many people forget that community nurses have a long history of providing out-of-hours care, from "twilight" nursing services and night-time nursing to manning the lines on NHS Direct.

Isn't it time to recognise and reward some of this work? Well that's exactly what Nursing in Practice Awards 2010 will do.

Applications are invited from individual nurses or teams of primary healthcare professionals who have undertaken projects to improve the quality of care for groups of patients in a range of clinical areas.

We also invite applications from nurses or teams who have quietly kept going despite being put under extreme pressure, for whatever reason, always keeping the patient at the centre of their practice.

Entering is easy
Putting forward a nomination for the awards is easy. Just download the relevant application form here outlining why you think they (or you) should win, and submit by email to

The top four projects in each award category will be invited to interview with a panel of judges. The top three projects in each award category will be invited to the awards ceremony and lunch on 16 November 2010 at the NEC in Birmingham, where the winners will be announced. The winner of each award will receive £250. The top three projects will also be presented with a certificate of achievement at our awards ceremony.

Top nominees will also be given the opportunity to showcase their work in Nursing in Practice magazine and on, and the winners will be invited to talk about their work at a future Nursing in Practice Event of their choice.

For more information, including full details of our judges and comprehensive notes on how to enter, go to or call Rebecca Pegg on 020 7214 0598.