Nursing and Midwifery Challenge 2019

The Nursing and Midwifery Challenge is open to third year undergraduate students from the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Health Professions. 

To enter you need to identify a problem in health and social care practice and find a solution. This may be product based or it may be a redesign of practice and procedure.

There are prizes of £400 for the winning team and £200 for second place. All finalists will receive a certificate. 

For those of you prepared to give it a go – thank you – I’m sure it will be a really powerful experience that will teach you a great deal. 

Take a look at the submissions from previous finalists and winners. Remember, small ideas can grow into great ones, let’s see how far yours can go…

How to enter

Stage one: submit a written application introducing your idea. You’re encouraged to think about how it may be developed and implemented into practice. Try to give as much detail as possible as it is from this information that you will be shortlisted.

Download the application form and return to Claire Peers no later than 17:00 on Monday 13 May 2019.

Shortlisting takes place and successful applicants move onto:

Stage two: finalists are invited to present their idea to a panel of judges – we like to call them dragons! – on Monday 10 June 2019 in an event in the Rolle Building. All people who submit to the challenge may register free to attend the event.

2015 finalists Annabel Frost, Connie Wisniewski, Zoe Smith, Melanie Doidge and Rebecca Sims with winner Lucy Birch.

Sarah Richards

The challenge gave me the confidence and belief that I could make a difference to patient care. Winning has opened many doors, creating new opportunities and demonstrating that new ideas can bring about big changes in terms of health outcomes.