GPON Awards

In 2023, 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 12 months have been some of the most challenging for all nurses. Nurses have gone above and beyond to ensure the patients under their care continue to receive the care they deserve whilst bravely facing the challenges 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 Friday 20 October .

1. GPON Rising Star award (written or video) (1 Award of £250)

  • 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) (1 Award of £250)

  • 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) (1 Award of £250)

  • 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 up to £1000)

  • 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.

Submission Criteria

  • All nominations must be between 200 – 500 words to be considered eligible for an award. Submissions outside of these limits will not be considered.
  • If a candidate has more than one nomination, only the first two nominations per candidate will be reviewed, any additional submissions will NOT be considered. We appreciate your efforts in preparing strong submissions to boost your nominee’s chances

Please note that international funding transfers can take many weeks. We will do our best to be timely in the award funding transfers, but we cannot control international banking regulations and processes. 


Awardees announced at

The Global Power of Oncology Nursing (GPON) -Virtual Conference

Saturday 11th November 2023 07.00-11.00 (GMT) and 20.00-22.200 (GMT)