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Pin badge competition launched to honour Trust newly qualified nursing staff

The Trust is celebrating Nurses’ Day (12 May) and recognising the valuable contribution of its newly trained and qualified nursing staff, by inviting nurses, past and present, to design a pin badge unique to the Trust.

The winning design will be worn, from the autumn of 2017, by all qualified nurses on completion of their preceptorship, as well as trainee nursing associates, advanced clinical practitioners and associate practitioners who have trained and qualified at the Trust.

Beverley Geary, Chief Nurse at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, explains more:  “To be a nurse, a midwife or member of care staff is an extraordinary role.  What we do every day has deep importance.  We touch people’s lives, whether that be enabling people to stay healthy and support their independence, helping people to recover from illness or providing care and comfort when their lives are coming to an end.

“The new enamel nursing pin badge - the first of its kind for the Trust - is a unique and special way to recognise new nurses who train and qualify here at the Trust.  I still wear my own badge with pride, awarded 27 years ago, and I very much hope that our newly qualified staff will too.”

The top three winning designs will be selected by a judging panel consisting of the chief executive, chief nurse, a non-executive director, as well as nursing colleagues.  The overall winning design will then be voted for by nursing staff across the Trust.

The first cohort of staff to be awarded the badge will be recognised at the forthcoming ‘Caring with Pride’ Midwifery and Nursing conference in October by the Trust’s chief nurse, Beverley Geary.


For an application form, design sheet and full terms and conditions click here.


The closing date for entries is 5 June 2017.

12 May 2017

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