The awards, which are run in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support, celebrate achievement and excellence in the work of palliative care nurses and other members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team.
This year the categories include:
Palliative care nurse of the year – This award recognises a nurse who has made a substantial difference to the palliative care of patients in practice.
Innovation award – This award highlights innovative ideas in the clinical setting that have resulted in enhanced outcomes in practice for patients receiving palliative care.
Educator of the year – This award is presented to a committed and influential educator who has contributed to the expansion of palliative nursing knowledge.
Development award – The Development award celebrates the achievements of a team or an individual working in an area of the world where palliative care services are relatively new.
Multidisciplinary teamwork award – This award highlights inspirational multidisciplinary working. Entries should show how groups of people work together to enhance care, for example by describing the difficult process of developing an effective team and barriers.
Service user/carer/volunteer of the year – This award recognises the invaluable contribution and achievements of a patient, carer, or volunteer who has improved the lives of others in palliative care.
Lifetime Achievement award – This award recognises the outstanding contribution to palliative nursing made over a number of years by an inspirational and influential individual.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a gala dinner and awards ceremony in London on the evening of 26 February 2015.
The deadline for nominations is 14 November 2014. Find out more and make nominations on the IJPN Awards website.