The Ellen Mary Memorial Prize is available at each university in England, Wales and Northern Ireland delivering a General Practice Nursing (SPQ) programme.

The prize may be awarded to one student at each university each year.

The financial prize and certificate will be sent to the nominator to be presented to the successful student alongside their academic award at the university graduation ceremony.

We are able to offer this prize thanks to the generosity of a Queen’s Nurse, in memory of her mother, Ellen Mary.


Nominations are welcome from every university that runs a General Practice Nursing SPQ programme approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Each university is invited to identify one General Practice Nurse (GPN) student who has demonstrated the most outstanding achievement during the period of study on the GPN SPQ Programme.

The criteria for outstanding achievement is determined by the university and does not have to be the most outstanding academic achievement/highest marks, but can be the criterion of their choice.

Please read the full guidance on the Nomination Form for further information.

Closing date

Please submit the form at least two months in advance of your graduation ceremony in order for the prize to be sent to the university in good time.

If you have any queries on any aspect of the application please contact Aga Kusmierz on 020 7549 1400 or by email [email protected]

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