Say thank you to a nurse that's helped you

5 Feb 2024, 9 a.m.

We're pleased to be taking part in the international DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses to celebrate the amazing work our nurses do to help children at GOSH every day.

The DAISY Awards are a world-renowned recognition programme which celebrates and thanks nurses and midwives across the globe.

It's a way for you to say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse, or nursing team, has made a difference you will never forget.

Daisy Awards logo on green background with the text 'The Daisy Award. For extraordinary nurses. Honouring nurses internationally in memory of J. Patrick Barnes'

The DAISY Awards

The DAISY Award is an international recognition programme that honours and celebrates the incredible work of nurses and midwives, and recognises the compassion, care and commitment that nurses provide to patients, families and carers.

Established in the USA in 1999 by the family of J Patrick Barnes following his death from complications of the auto-immune disease ITP, the DAISY Foundation commemorates the appreciation Patrick's family had for the care and compassion shown to him and his family.

The DAISY Award is your opportunity to say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse or a nursing team made a difference you will never forget.

You can find more information by visiting the official DAISY Foundation website and their video below.

Who can nominate

Anyone can nominate a nurse for a DAISY award:

  • Patients
  • Parents and carers
  • A family member
  • A visitor to the patient
  • A member of staff
  • Volunteers
  • Observers

Submit a nomination

The easiest way to nominate a colleague is to visit our dedicated SmartSurvey DAISY Awards submission form to submit your nomination.

You can also nominate by filling out a DAISY Awards paper entry forms - these can be found at the Daisy branded boxes located next to hospital's main entrance and in The Lagoon. Simply fill in your nomination form and pop it into the DAISY Box!

Eligibility criteria for nominees

  • Your nominee must be a qualified nurse, or a nursing team, with a registered NMC Pin​
  • The Qualified Nurse must be employed within GOSH at the time of nomination
  • Your nominee has direct or indirect contact with patients, or works within a setting to support clinical nurses
  • Your nominee should be a colleague who consistently embodies GOSH's Always Values

If you have any queries about the DAISY Awards programme at GOSH, or need help nominating one of our nursing staff, please email

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