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 Burdett Trust for Nursing held the first Burdett Awards on 24th May 2018 at the Waldorf Hotel, London. The Burdett Trust were delighted to welcome Call the Midwife actress Helen George to host the event.

Burdett Awards 2018 was created to acknowledge and celebrate inspirational Nursing teams and initiatives across the world. Burdett Trust were delighted to provide eight awards to commemorate and support projects that not only forward the future of Nursing and care but are also changing lives.


The event was a huge success, with over 250 attendees from across Healthcare and Nursing. The awards also had an excellent social media impact with over 1.2 million twitter impressions and with the #burdettawards hashtag trending at number seven of top trends in the UK.


Burdett would like to thank the organisations that sponsored awards including: Rathbones, Chamberlain Dunn, Haysmacintyre and Bircham Dyson Bell.


Please find the winners list below.

Young People’s Health winner (sponsored by Bircham Dyson Bell):

School Nurse Team, The Children’s Trust


Delivering Dignity winner (sponsored by Chamberlain Dunn):

Providing End of Life Care in Prison, St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth and Care UK 


Global Health Impacts winner:

Critical Care Child Nursing Teaching Team, Child Nurse Practice Development Initiative, University of Cape Town 


Men’s Health winner:

State of Mind Sport Charity


Mental Health Nursing winner:

Psychological Therapies Implementation Team, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland 


Maternal Health winner (sponsored by Haysmacintyre):

GSST Safeguarding Midwives, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London


Who Cares, Wins winners:

Rapid Intervention Team, The Royal Wolverhamptom NHS Trust


Overall winner:

Providing End of Life Care in Prison, St Luke’s Hospice, Plymouth and Care UK 


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The Trust is pleased to announce its new empowerment grants programme: People Living with Frailty.  For further details click on our 'Grants Programmes' webpage.

Burdett is pleased to announce the launch today of its programme Nursing Now! - celebrated with activities and events taking place around the world including the UK, Switzerland, Jamaica, USA, Jordan and South Africa.  Lord Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair of Nursing Now, said: “On behalf of Nursing Now supporters across the world I am delighted to welcome HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as our Patron. Our campaign aims to improve health globally by raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide – influencing policymakers and supporting nurses themselves to lead, learn and build a global movement"

The Nursing Now! campaign will be run in association with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organisation.   It aims to improve health globally by raising the status and profile of nursing, demonstrating what more it can achieve, and enabling nurses to maximise their contribution to achieving Universal Health Coverage.  Strengthening nursing will have the triple impact of improving health, promoting gender equity and contributing to economic development, as well as supporting other Sustainable Development Goals.  Nursing Now! will run to the end of 2020, Florence Nightingale's bicentenary year.

Visit the Burdett Trust Awards website for more information.
The Burdett Trust is pleased to launch its latest grant programme - 2017 Strenthening Nursing Leadership Awards Programme.  This programme is based on the highly successul 2016 programme of the same name.  Applications can be submitted online from mid-May to 1 July 2017 and decisions will be announced before the end of the calendar year.  Programme guidance material, application questions and a copy of the Trust's grant contract are now available on this website for reference.  All applications must be submitted using the Trust's online application form when it becomes live.
Congratulations to Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, winner of the Nursing Times Patient Safety Improvement Award, sponsored by Burdett Trust. 
Burdett's latest grant programmes will close at midnight on Saturday 3 September 2016.  No late applications will be considered.  Applicants are strongly advised to apply in advance of the closing date as Trust staff will not be available to help with any technical difficulties over the weekend.
Burdett Trust for Nursing is pleased to launch two new grant programmes.  Grant guidance material is available on the Grant Programmes page of this website
In early July the Trust will launch two new grants programmes: one focused on improving nurse retention and the other on strengthening nurse leadership.  The former will make large grants up to £250K and the latter smaller awards between £10K and £50K. 
The Trustees have selected the theme of 'Men's Health and Emergent Longer-term Conditions' for their focussed 2016 Grants Programme.  It is well known that men's health outcomes are substantially worse than women's.  In some of the most deprived areas of the UK women live up to 12 years longer than men.  Smoking, high levels of alcohol consumption, obesity and physical inactivity are among the leading causes of chronic illness in men.  They are less likely to visit their GP or pharmacist and less likely to acknowledge their illness.  The Trustees are interested in supporting nurse-led projects that will help to define proactive strategies and interventions that promote better self-care and reverse the negative impact that undetected and untreated men's longer-term health challenges may impart.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 2 April 2016.
 Burdett Trust for Nursing held the first Burdett Awards on 24th...
The Trust is pleased to announce its new empowerment grants programme: People Living with Frailty...