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Head of Education chosen to judge national awards

01 March 2019

Our Head of Education and Practice Development has been chosen as a judge for the national Nursing Times Workforce Summit & Awards after the James Paget won best workplace for learning and development at the awards last year.


Sharon Crowle (pictured holding the award) leads our hospital education and practice development team who picked up the accolade at the inaugural Nursing Times Workforce Awards for their work in developing a future workforce, including introducing a new Health Academy and nursing scholarship. The judges praised staff for their innovation and focus on collaboration in their projects.

Now, following the success last year, Sharon will be part of the judging panel for the 2019 Awards, which recognise organisations going above and beyond to recruit and retain their nursing workforce.

Sharon said; “I’m delighted to have been invited to join the judging panel for this year’s awards and look forward to learning more about the individuals, projects and teams shortlisted for awards this year. Hospitals around the country are looking at what can be done to increase recruitment and retain staff, and these awards highlight those who are being innovative and successful in this work.”

Sharon will join the panel of judges, who will also include Deputy Chief Nurse for Public Health England Joanne Bosanquet, Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London and Heather Caudle, Director of Nursing for improvement at NHS England.

The closing date for entries for the awards is March 22, with the ceremony being held in September.

You can find out more about the awards here - .