We are delighted to announce that four representatives from University Hospitals Plymouth have been nominated in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. The nominations were put forward local MPs, including Plymouth MP, Johnny Mercer.
The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM, was set up to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.
MPs in England were called on to put forward outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how local health and care services provide care for patients.
The following are now the official nominees representing Plymouth constituency in the national competition:
- The Excellence in Cancer Care Award: Sian Dennison
- The Person-Centred Care Champion Award: Plymouth Immunology Team
- The Care and Compassion Award: Jamie Read
- The Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe Rahamim
Johnny Mercer, who today came to the hospital to present the nominees with their official nomination certificates, said: “Everyone in Plymouth is rightly proud of our local NHS and care services, and I’m delighted to be taking part in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards as a way of thanking and recognising the people who work in or support those services.
“As well as getting behind our nominees for these awards, I hope local people will take the opportunity to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday in other ways, whether it’s by finding out more about its history, sharing their NHS memories and stories, getting involved in local events and tea parties, or being inspired to keep themselves well and use health services wisely.”
Nominees put forward by MPs across England will initially be judged by senior local and regional NHS experts to find regional champions in each category, which will be announced on May 21st.
These regional champions will then be judged by a high-level panel, with the overall winners announced at a special awards ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday 4 July – the day before the NHS’s 70th birthday.
The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards is part of a range of activities being organised nationally and locally to mark the achievements of the NHS and those who work for and with it. At University Hospitals, these include creating a digital archive of photos, videos and stories about the NHS – past, present and future and an NHS70 Open Day on Saturday 16 June 2018.
You can find out more and how to get involved at www.nhs70.nhs.uk.