GPON Awards

In 2022, GPON want to recognise and celebrate an oncology nurse from a low/middle income country who has made a difference during the past year. We look to honour oncology nurses who have created opportunities from adversity.

The past 18 months have been some of the most challenging for all nurses. Nurses have gone above and beyond to ensure the patients under their care continued to receive the care they deserved whilst battling the pandemic and whatever other situation that may be apparent in their countries.

This year we are pleased to announce 4 awards. These awards are sponsored by the UK Oncology Nursing Society (UKONS)

The deadline for nominations is Saturday 22 October .

1. GPON Rising Star award (written or video) (2 Awards £250 each)

  • For nurses in low and middle income countries who are early in their oncology career, but have demonstrated exceptional nursing-related practice, education or leadership.
  • Less than 5 years in oncology nursing

2. GPON Outstanding contribution to Cancer Nursing in L/MIC award (written or video) (2 Awards £250 each)

  • A project or piece of work which has made a difference in low and middle income countries or in a region/ area where there is concern

3. GPON Master of Nursing award (written or video) (2 Awards £250 each)

  • An oncology nurse who have made a significant contribution to cancer nursing in a low and middle income country (for example, organized a conference, cancer awareness activity for the public, improved nursing practice, a nursing or patient/family educational programme).

4. GPON Team/Unit/Ward Award (1 Award £2500)

  • Must include an oncology nurse, but can also include multidisciplinary colleagues; can be researchers, staff nurses, educators, public health cancer teams; must be comprised of 4 or more individuals) who have made a significant contribution to cancer care.

Award nominations are now closed. Awardees will be announced at GPON 2022 – 15 November.


Awardees announced at

The Global Power of Oncology Nursing (GPON) -Virtual Conference
Tuesday 15th November 2021 10.00 – 15.00 (UK) and 20:00-22:00 (UK)
Celebrating Oncology Nursing: From Adversity to Opportunity