Nomination criteria

Criteria for entry

2017 Nightingale winner Kelly Rowe

The nominee must be a member of South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust staff working within the field of nursing or midwifery including:

  • student nurses/midwives
  • nursing cadets
  • operating department practitioners.
  • A military registered nurse or health care assistant who has distinguished themselves clinically whilst working in South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as part of the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU), Northallerton

Entrants may be nominated by a patient or their family, peers, colleagues, managers or mentors.

All applications must be submitted using the official nomination form which will be available to download here as soon as entries open for 2019.

Nominations are welcome for single members of staff or for teams

Nominations should demonstrate the difference the entrant has made to improving the safety of patients and improving the patient experience by using the South Tees values that:

  • Put the needs of the patients at the centre of everything we do
  • Continuously seeks to improve the service we deliver to patients
  • Recognise staff that support, respect and value each other

Judging criteria for Nightingale Award

The judging criteria for the Nightingale Award centres around the following:

  • leadership
  • innovation
  • communication
  • excellence in care
  • empathy safety quality
  • evidence based practice

Please include supporting evidence for the above criteria where possible.