The Christie NHS Foundation Trust is winner of prestigious Student Nursing Times Award

Press release posted May 2023

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has won the Student Placement of the Year: Hospital at the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards.

The inspirational winners of the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards were revealed in front of the nursing community on Friday 28 April at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Celebrating its 12th year, the Student Nursing Times Awards brought together near 800 talented student nurses, education providers, and mentors entering.

The Student Nursing Times Awards celebrates the very best in nurse education, recognises and rewards brilliant educational establishments and honours those who are committed to developing new nursing talent as mentors, lecturers and providers of placements. The awards also pay tribute to students who have demonstrated the academic achievement, clinical prowess and personal qualities that will make them brilliant nurses.

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust team at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2023

Following a rigorous judging process with an independent panel of judges, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust won in recognition of our oncology pathways digital clinical placement. The clinical placement was designed and implemented by the radiotherapy education team, and Clinical Subject Matter Experts across our Oncology Pathways. 

The placement design strengthened a model created by the radiotherapy education team in 2020 to 2021, responding to shortfalls in high quality clinical placements during the COVID-19 pandemic. The innovative design resulted in the team being awarded the Chief Allied Health Professional Office national prize for innovation, 2021.

In 2022, our Trust hosted an additional 334, 2-week, learner placements. This included learners from 4 Greater Manchester Universities.

Editor of Nursing Times, Steve Ford, said: “A massive congratulations to all of our winners at the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards. It is always an honour to host the awards each year and once again, I was really impressed by the calibre of the entries.

“The Student Nursing Times Awards hold a unique place in the nursing calendar, specifically setting out to recognise an outstanding group of students on their journey to becoming the nurses and midwives.

“We celebrate students from all branches of the profession and from over the UK. Their innovation and achievements so early in their career already mark them out as sources of inspiration and rising stars for the future.

“The awards also seek to recognise the cream of those who support them along the way, including the best lecturers, universities and healthcare providers.

“The winning educators, universities and placement providers demonstrate the constant evolution and development in the way the next generation of nurses are educated, equipping them to deal with the challenges they will face and to provide the best care possible.”

“By celebrating the best in nursing and midwifery education, Nursing Times aims to support the health and social care workforce of the future.” 

The full list of winners can be found on the Student Nursing Times Award website.

Last updated: May 2023