Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, is calling for nominees to enter into a special awards programme being organised to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.
The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards were launched in Parliament and are part of a range of activities to celebrate the achievements of the NHS and those who work for and with it.
MPs in England are searching for outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how the health and care system provides care for patients. There are ten categories, including a Lifetime Achievement award to honour those who have devoted their lives or careers to making the NHS better, both for patients and those who work within it.
“The NHS is one of the nation’s most loved institutions, and it is right that we take the opportunity of its 70th birthday to recognise and thank the extraordinary people – the everyday ‘health and care heroes’ – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.
“I know that there are many examples of excellent care and practice benefiting local people, and I would urge those working with and for health and care organisations in Ellesmere Port and Neston to send me details of people they think deserve national recognition.
“My nominations must be submitted by the 23rd March, so please don’t delay in sending your suggestions to me. Further information on the Parliamentary Awards, including how to nominate and the criteria for each category, is available at www.nhs70awards.co.uk.”
Justin is asking for nominations in the following categories:
• The Excellence in Cancer Care Award
• The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award
• The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award
• The Excellence in Primary Care Award
• The Person-Centred Care Champion Award
• The Future NHS Award
• The Healthier Communities Award
• The Care and Compassion Award
• The Patient and Public Involvement Award
• The Lifetime Achievement Award