Director of Clinical Services shortlisted as Nurse Leader of the Year

Emma Dixon, St Ann’s Hospice’s Director of Clinical Services, shortlisted for Nurse Leader of the Year Award at Nursing Times Awards 2024.

By Gemma Peers on July 4, 2024

Emma Dixon

St Ann’s Hospice is proud to announce the news that our Director of Clinical Service, Emma Dixon, has been shortlisted in the Nurse Leader of the Year category at the Nursing Times Awards 2024.

This award recognises the fundamental role clinical leaders have in in ensuring the quality of nursing practice and patient care. The best act as excellent role models and demonstrating compassion and a commitment to ensuring their service offers the highest quality and safest care possible.

Speaking about her nomination, Emma said: “I am truly shocked and deeply humbled to be considered in this way and to be shortlisted for the award. It is a great honour to work at St Ann’s Hospice and to lead alongside such an incredible team.”

The award aims to recognise those nurse leaders who are aware of their patients’ needs and are firm advocates on their behalf, understand the importance of informing and reassuring patients and relatives, and have the skills to lead, support and motivate a team that is committed to offering excellent and compassionate care to all patients.

The nomination for the award was spearheaded by Head of Clinical Services at St Ann’s Hospice, Emma Barclay. The submission described Emma Dixon’s dedication and commitment to her work, making her a remarkable asset to the St Ann’s team. She shows compassion to every person she speaks to and sets an example for everyone working at St Ann’s.

Emma Barclay said: “As an Occupational Therapist I appreciate and value her inclusive approach to all health care professionals and her vision to embrace this fully. I am very proud to work with Emma in the clinical leadership team and if I were a nurse I’m pretty sure I would be even prouder to know that my profession was being represented by such a superb nurse in this vital leadership position.”

Emma Dixon is also the deputy chair of the Hospice UK National Clinical Leaders Group. Anita Hayes, Clinical Quality Lead at Hospice UK said: “Emma shares her knowledge and expertise generously within the group with a relentless focus on the values of palliative nursing and representing the voice of people with lived experience of using hospice services.

“It is a real pleasure working with Emma whose infectious enthusiasm, professionalism and care shines through encouraging and supporting colleagues and we thank her for her contribution.”

The winners of the Nursing Times Awards 2024 will be announced at event on Wednesday 23 October 2024.