The Unite-CPHVA Excellence Awards are about recognising outstanding work in health visiting, school nursing, community nursery nursing, and all community practice during the last 18 months.

The aim is to celebrate innovation and best practice across the CP professions. Winners (and runner ups) will receive their awards on the first evening of the Unite-CPHVA Annual Professional Conference, at a special ceremony. All (two-day) conference delegates will be able to attend the celebratory ceremony on 6 November (Wednesday), complete with dinner buffet and the opportunity to network and raise your profile.

Be sure not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

The entry process

There are eight categories for you to choose from when you enter, covering all CP professions, stages of career, plus teams as well as individuals (see The 8 categories for the full list).

Bear in mind that the judges will be looking for shining examples of professionalism that showcase innovative work and the significant contribution made to society by the CP professions.

To enter, clearly communicate with a written submission your excellence in practice (see How to enter for full details). You should provide evidence of the outcomes you have delivered and explain how you as a team and/or individual have adapted your approach.

The focus is on entering yourself/own team or project, but you can also nominate someone else – just be sure to let them know that you are entering them.

Projects exemplifying innovation, creativity and collaboration will be particularly welcomed…


  • Health visitor of the year
  • School nurse of the year
  • Community nursery nurse of the year
  • Student/newly qualified SCPHN of the year
  • Team of the year
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion award
  • Innovation award
  • Advocate award

How to enter

1. Download and complete the entry form (below)
The entry should describe the following in no more than 600 words (as per the form):

  • Objectives of the individual/team/project (during the last 18 months). What was achieved (or overcome), how and why? What was exceptional about it? How were resources used effectively?
  • Evidence to support your entry (for instance: testimonials, data, how learning is being shared).

2.  Ensure you include the name and location of the individual, team or project involved, and your contact details.

3. Send your entry to by 31 July 2024