Naomi Price is Nurse of the Year

Naomi Price Nurse of the Year 2016

Naomi Price has been named Nurse of the Year 2016 in front of more than 200 colleagues at our Annual Nursing Conference.

Naomi was recognised for her outstanding work across Oxleas and for being instrumental in ensuring that her team received the accolade of best in-reach team in the country from the Care Quality Commission.

Her work towards creating the Bradley Resource Centre at HMP Elmley was also highlighted.

Jane Wells, Director of Nursing, said: "I am delighted that Naomi is our Nurse of the Year. She has shown outstanding care and commitment and really raised the bar for prison healthcare."

Naomi was presented with her prize at the Annual Nursing Conference which was held at The Boathouse, Bexleyheath on 12 May.

Naomi said: "I am honoured and privileged to have received this award and would like to thank my team at HMP Elmley for enabling me to reach such a high point in my career. I feel that it not only recognises my achievements but those of all nurses working within the criminal justice system."

In addition to the Nurse of the Year presentation, awards were also presented for nursing excellence, patient and carer experience and safety.

Three further awards - writing for publication, mentor and clinical placement - were sponsored by the University of Greenwich.

The following category winners were:

Nursing Excellence:

  • Winner: Karen Laffar, Specialist Health Visitor
  • Highly commended: Twanna Menzies-Thompson, Staff nurse

Patient and Carer Experience:

  • Winner: Amy Riggs, Learning Disability Nurse
  • Highly Commended: Angela Williams, Ward Matron


  • Winner: Jen Baker, Specialist Health Visitor
  • Highly commended: Elmley In-reach Team

Writing for publication:

  • Winner: Lisa Newsum


  • Winner: Joe Klements

Clinical Placement:

  • Winner: The Tarn

Published on 13th May 2016