The NHS is one of our nation’s proudest achievements and this year it will be reaching the milestone anniversary of 75 years. Throughout these years dedicated NHS staff have been there for us through it all. Whether they are doctors, pharmacists and nurses on the frontline, world leading scientists, hard-working cleaners, much needed clerical staff, caring porters, or our amazing volunteers, without the NHS staff there wouldn’t be an NHS.
The NHS Parliamentary Awards launched in 2018 to celebrate the NHS’ 70 birthday and recognise the outstanding contribution of staff, volunteers and others working in the health and care sector. Now in its sixth year, the awards have been an overwhelming success with more than 700 nominations being submitted by over half of MPs representing constituencies in England last year alone.
These awards also provide 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 NHS Parliamentary Awards represent a chance for MPs to say thank you once again for all the work done to support the NHS in your constituency. Therefore, we would encourage all MPs representing constituencies in England to get involved and show their local NHS staff, volunteers and carers what the health service means to them and the communities they serve each day.
Nominations open on the 6 March 2023 and will be closing at midday on 2 May 2023.
MPs can nominate an individual or organisation for an award in one of the following categories:
- The NHS Volunteer Award – New for 2023
- The Excellence in Healthcare Award
- The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award
- The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award
- The Excellence in Primary Care and Community Care Award
- The Future NHS Award
- The Health Equalities Award
- The Nursing and Midwifery Award
- NHS Rising Star
- The Lifetime Achievement Award
Read more about the categories and criteria.