Achieve together win at the 2021 Nursing Times Awards

Congratulations to the Achieve together Nursing Team!

We are delighted to have won the first ever ‘Nursing in Social Care Award’, a new category in the renowned Nursing Times Awards.

Following their 31st year, the Nursing Times Awards are the most respected and relevant awards in the nursing and healthcare sector, representing true excellence in nursing and patient care.

Director of Health & Wellbeing at Achieve together, Michael Fullerton said:

“As nurses in social care, we feel we are in a hugely privileged position to positively impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. Receiving this award, in recognition of our influence of the support to adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities, following the Essential and Core PMLD Service Standards is just incredible.”

On Wednesday 27 October, in a glittering ceremony held at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in London, nurses and organisations from across the profession were honoured across 25 categories in a night of recognition dedicated to celebrating exceptional achievement.

Steve Ford, editor of Nursing Times, said:

“Every year, the Nursing Times Awards showcase the innovation and best practice of nurses and midwives across the UK, providing an opportunity to celebrate and share all that is good about the nursing profession.

“But I think it’s safe to say that 2021 is special. The past 18 months have once again seen truly incredible work by nursing staff, as the unprecedented and ongoing challenge posed by the pandemic and its impact on services continues. Their efforts deserve our thanks and recognition.”

Following a rigorous judging process, Achieve together were thrilled to be presented with the ‘Nursing in Social Care’ Award.

Michael added:

“As learning disability, adult and mental health nurses in social care, we just love what we do, and we need more nurses in social care. If this award inspires mores more nurses to join us that would be a great outcome. We are grateful to the Nursing Times and NHS England and NHS Improvement who sponsored this award, for adding this important category.”