In July 2018, the NHS will celebrate its 70th birthday. Working with a wide range of partners, NHS England and NHS Improvement will mark the milestone in a variety of ways.
As a key part of this activity, the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards has been established to engage MPs in celebrating 70 years of the NHS, identifying and highlighting innovative and high-quality care across every constituency in England, and thanking staff for their dedication, hard work and commitment by recognising and honouring their achievements.The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards provides an excellent opportunity for health and care organisations to engage with their local MPs, tell them about the work they do, and build or strengthen ongoing relationships.
The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards was launched by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the Commons Health Select Committee, in Parliament on Wednesday 7th February.
MPs will invite, receive and consider potential nominations from their local health and care organisations, and then choose who to officially nominate for a national award before the nomination window closes on Friday 23rd March.
Local and regional NHS England and Improvement teams will then receive and sift the nominations made by MPs in their areas, and select one in each category to go forward to the national shortlist, where they will be assessed by a high-level national judging panel. The winners, as selected by this panel, will be announced at an awards ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday 4th July – the day before the NHS’ 70th birthday.
For information on the whole range of activities taking place across the country, please visit the official NHS70 website.
Source – NHS England website