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RCN Foundation Virtual Impact Awards 2021

The nursing and midwifery professions have never been more important than they are today, and the RCN Foundation is committed to providing support to the nursing team when they need it most. Our education grants help nurses, midwives, and health care support workers develop their practice, boost their clinical expertise as well as improving patient care.

On 14 October we held our Virtual Impact Awards 2021, where we acknowledged the incredible and invaluable contribution of the many thousands of nursing and midwifery staff who work tirelessly every day caring for communities across the UK and celebrated some of the best and brightest that the profession has to offer.  


Our seven outstanding award winners, by developing and enhancing their practice, have made an outstanding contribution to the health, wellbeing, and care of patients throughout the UK.


Congratulations to all our deserving winners from all of us at the RCN Foundation.


Our 2021 Impact Award winners are:


James Ashton, Margaret Parkinson Award Winner

Layla Lavallee, Trevor Clay Professional Bursary Scheme Award Winner

Laura North, RCN Foundation & the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers Award Winner

Joy Okpala-Okoli, Mona Grey Award Winner

Bronwyn Gibson, Mair Award Winner

Nina Hammond, Lady Cowdray Award Winner

Catherine McLaughlin, RCN Foundation & Leathersellers’ Charity Award Winner

If you weren’t able to join us on the evening itself, you can watch the recording of the event here.