Royal College of Nursing: Child Health award

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


ISupport works with children, parents and healthcare professionals to ensure a child’s emotional and psychological well-being is central to all key decisions about care and procedures.

The team represents a collaboration between 50 multidisciplinary professionals from 16 countries, inspired by Katie Dixon, who experienced multiple traumatic procedures as a child and has since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The team developed a set of standards that outline what good procedural practice looks like, designed to minimise anxiety and stress experienced by children when undergoing procedures.

Team lead, children’s nurse Lucy Bray, along with her colleagues, set up the ISupport website from which the standards can be downloaded by health and care professionals.

‘We are very proud that this work is being recognised, it is an amazing way to say thank you to all the children, young people and parents who have been such an important part of the project, especially Katie who started the team in the first place,’ she said. ‘The team are passionate about changing practice and this award helps showcase the difference that nurses can make.’

Degree of recognitionInternational

Awarded at event

Event titleRCN Nursing Awards 2023
LocationLiverpool, United KingdomShow on map
Period10 Nov 2023 → 10 Nov 2023


  • childrens rights
  • hospital
  • healthcare
  • medical