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NHIVNA / Gilead Sciences HIV Nursing Award

The NHIVNA / Gilead HIV Nursing Award was set up in 2007 to recognise the outstanding achievements of nurses who have made a significant or unique contribution to the care and quality of life of people with HIV. These contributions could be in relation to:

  • Innovation and excellence in improving patient care

  • Service delivery

  • Multi-disciplinary working

  • Workforce planning

  • Establishing new standards of care

  • Developing new ways of working

  • Something out of the ordinary

All current NHIVNA members are eligible for this award, please note that previous winners of this award are not eligible for nomination.

Please download the application form for you to nominate someone who you feel has made an outstanding contribution in the field of HIV nursing care.

Once completed, please email your application to The deadline for receipt of your applications is Friday 17 May 2019 and the winners of this prestigious award will be announced at NHIVNA’s Annual Conference in Manchester on Friday 28 June 2019.

Previous winners

  • 2018: Heather Renton, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

  • 2017: Michelle Croston, North Manchester General Hospital

  • 2016: Jane Holder, Musgrove Hospital Starling Clinic

  • 2015: Gary Barker, St Helen's and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

  • 2014: Pauline Jelliman, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust

  • 2013: Anna Bamford, Sussex Community Health NHS Trust

  • 2012: Jane Bruton, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

  • 2011: Shena Boyle, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

  • 2010: Breda Patterson (Ward), Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London

  • 2009: Maxine Owen, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Cindy Elliott, Heather Renton and Shaun Watson

Pictured: Cindy Elliott (Gilead Sciences), Heather Renton and Shaun Watson (NHIVNA Chair)

NHIVNA / Gilead Sciences HIV Research Nurse of the Year Award

The NHIVNA / Gilead HIV Research Nurse Award was awarded for the first time in 2017, recognising a nurse who has conducted a unique piece of research or audit for 2018.


  • 2017: Dr Eileen Nixon, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

NHIVNA / Gilead Sciences HIV Research Nurse of the Year Award

Pictured: Shaun Watson (NHIVNA Chair), Eileen Nixon and Cindy Elliott (Gilead Sciences)