Community Nursing Triumphs In Royal College Of Nursing Photography Competition

Community Nursing Triumphs In Royal College Of Nursing Photography Competition  - The results of the RCN's national photography competition, 'Care on Camera', have been announced.

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Anthony Baines - ommunity Nursing Care at Home


The results of the RCN's national photography competition, Care on Camera, were announced at the RCN’s annual congress.

Anthony Baines from Kent was announced as the Gold Award winner for his photograph, Community Nursing Care at Home, chosen from more than 800 entries in a nationwide competition to capture the diversity of contemporary nursing in the UK.

The image shows a community nurse dressing the wound of an elderly patient in his flat, representing the importance of community health care in the modern world.

The Silver Award went to Conrad Lee from Hastings for his image of a theatre nurse called Scrub angel, while Stephanie Ashley from Watford received the Bronze Award for her photograph Moving out. The Omnicell by Phelim Garrett-Hanna from Dundee was Highly Commended.


Conrad Lee - Scrub Angel 


Alistair Maclean from Gibraltar received the Gold Award for under 15’s for his image Nursing Rocks of a nurse visiting military facilities located inside the rock of Gibraltar.

The People’s Choice Award, voted for by the general public, went to Kate Fawcett from Scotland for Musical Entertainment from a Hospital Bed, an image of a patient violinist and his nursing team at Forth Valley Royal Hospital. 

Care on Camera was open to both amateur and professional photographers and was run in association with the Royal Photographic Society and sponsored by NHS Employers.

The judging panel included RCN Chief Executive & General Secretary Janet Davies, BBC journalist Huw Edwards, RPS Director-General Dr Michael Pritchard and NHS Employers’ Danny Mortimer along with RCN members Vianne Britten and Jess Moorhouse.

The competition shortlist, including the winning photographs, will now form a touring exhibition visiting schools, libraries, and various health settings around the UK as part of the RCN’s centenary celebrations.


Kate Fawcett - Musical Entertainment from a Hospital Bed

Janet Davies, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the RCN, said: “The standard of entries we received for our photography competition was incredibly impressive. These wonderful photographs showcase the dynamic and diverse reality of nursing in the 21st century and celebrate how far our profession has come in 100 years.”

Danny Mortimer, NHS Employers Chief Executive, said: “I have greatly enjoyed being a judge for the Royal College of Nursing centenary Care on Camera competition. The competition entries reflected nursing in all its diversity and captured the positivity that nursing staff feel about their profession and the care they provide to their patients.”

Dr Michael Pritchard, Royal Photographic Society Director-General said: “The judging process was a great opportunity for me to learn more about nursing in 2016 and to see some great photography.  All the entries to Care on Camera highlighted to me the different people who are nurses and the range of roles they undertake and, although my sister is a nurse, it emphasised to me the range of skills – technical and emotional – that they bring to their role – usually with a smile.”

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