Nurse Award


The Evelyn Ashley Smith Award is intended to improve care for patients with thyroid disorders. The British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) is offering two awards for nurses, endocrine nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals with an interest in thyroid disorders.

The award of up to £500 is to help cover conference/training expenses, including registration fees and /or travel costs. 

The award of up to £1000 is to help

  • • support a specific project lasting one year; or
  • • support an on-going project; or
  • • reward a piece of work already completed, but not yet published.
  • You may apply for both the £500 Nurse Award and the £1000 Nurse Award provided that each award is completed on separate application forms.

All applications will be reviewed by a panel nominated by the BTF Board of Trustees, assisted by a Specialist Endocrine Nurse representative.

For further information about previous winners click here.

How to apply

If you would like to apply, download the £500 application form £500 nurse award and/or the £1000 application form, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 01423 709707. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 July 2014.





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