Amanda Milling backs local “Heath and Care Heroes” for NHS Birthday Awards

Amanda Milling, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase has announced the local health and care workers she has nominated for national awards to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

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.

Nominations closed on 23rd March, and now Amanda Milling has revealed individuals and services from the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent NHS Partnership that she has entered into the awards.

The Cannock Chase MP’s nominations are:

•             The Excellence in Primary Care Award: Stafford and Cannock Community Respiratory Home Oxygen Team.

•             The Person-Centred Care Champion Award: Falls Prevention Services, Southern Division.

•             The Care and Compassion Award: Falls Prevention Services, Southern Division.

•             The Lifetime Achievement Award: Jill Hyden

Amanda Milling MP said: “Everyone in Cannock Chase 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. People can find out more about other events and how to get involved with them at www.nhs70.nhs.uk.

Further information on the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards is available at www.nhs70awards.co.uk.