Residents can now nominate NHS workers for a National Award

Friday, 19th April 2019

TAMWORTH residents can now nominate NHS workers for a Parliamentary Award –  an award designed to celebrate the extraordinary NHS staff at the frontline who have devoted their lives to caring for us.

There are ten categories, covering key areas such as mental health and primary care, as well as a Lifetime Achievement award for someone who has contributed to the success of the NHS for 40 years or more.

Nominations can be made via Tamworth MP, Chris Pincher by emailing him at christopher.pincher.mp@parliament.uk. Once nominations have been sent to Chris, he will then make the formal nominations.

MPs can nominate an individual or organisation for an award in one of the following categories:

Chris Pincher MP told Tamworth Informed: “Since 1948, the NHS has been the envy of the world. It has delivered huge medical advances and improvements to public health. It is thanks to the NHS that we have all but eradicated diseases such as polio and diphtheria, and pioneered new treatments like the world’s first liver, heart and lung transplant.

“The NHS continues to drive innovations in patient care, including mechanical thrombectomy to improve stroke survival, bionic eyes to restore sight, and surgical breakthroughs such as hand transplants. Looking to the future, the NHS is becoming more integrated and investing in new medicines, genetic research and digital technologies like apps and artificial intelligence, which will ensure we continue to live longer and healthier lives.

“But none of this would be possible without the skill, dedication and compassion of NHS staff, as well as the many volunteers, charities and communities that support the service – whether it’s the midwives who deliver us into the world, the GPs and pharmacists who advise and treat us, the nurses, doctors and other clinicians who come to our aid when the unexpected happens, the porters who keep our hospitals moving, or the volunteers who give up their time to support and challenge services to improve.”

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Chris continued: “The NHS Parliamentary Awards is our way to thank those extraordinary NHS staff at the frontline who have devoted their lives to caring for us. I’m delighted to be participating in the NHS Parliamentary Awards because I know from speaking to staff and patients in Tamworth that there are some excellent and innovative things going on locally.

“There are ten categories, covering key areas such as mental health and primary care, as well as a Lifetime Achievement award for someone who has contributed to the success of the NHS for 40 years or more.

“Information on how to nominate is available on my Facebook page, the nomination window closes on April 26th, so please get them in to me as soon as possible on christopher.pincher.mp@parliament.uk