North East and Yorkshire health and care heroes honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards

The NHS in the North East and Yorkshire has today revealed the 10 individuals and teams it has chosen as regional champions for the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards to mark the NHS’s 75th birthday next month.

Launched in March, the NHS called on MPs to find and nominate those individuals or teams they thought have made the biggest improvements to health and care services in their constituencies across 10 categories.

Following an extensive judging panel process, the judges have today selected the 10 regional winners who have been chosen from over 100 nominations, one in each of the 10 categories.

The 10 regional champions selected by an expert NHS panel are:

  • The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award: NHS North of England Care System Support, UEC-RAIDR System Control Centre,
  • The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award: NHS Practitioner Health, a tool that helps health care professionals across the North East and Yorkshire,
  • The Future NHS Award: NHS first developed Artificial intelligence cardiac diagnostic tool, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,
  • The Excellence in Healthcare Award: Tackling Health Inequalities – Sheffield Children’s Hospital,
  • The Excellence in Primary Care and Community Care Award: Bye UTI – The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board, Community Pharmacy Pilot Project Team,
  • The Health Equalities Award: Health Literacy Team – South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust,
  • The Nursing and Midwifery Award: Leeds Teaching Hospitals’ Trust Midwifery Team,
  • The NHS Rising Star Award: Elise Featherstone and Rochelle Featherstone, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership,
  • The Lifetime Achievement Award: Martin Bennett, Associated Chemists, Sheffield,
  • The Volunteer Award: St Oswald’s Hospice Lymphoedema Volunteers, Newcastle.

Dr Faisel Baig, GP & Medical Director for Primary Care, NHS England – North East and Yorkshire said:

“It has been fantastic reading the nominations for this year’s awards, the standard of the entries was incredibly high, and it was an extremely tough task choosing between the dozens of exceptional and worthy nominations we received in the region.

“I wish all of our regional champions the best of luck at the national awards ceremony.”

The regional champions will now go head to head with other winners from across the country for a national award to be presented at a special ceremony in Westminster on the 5 July.

More information can be found on the NHS Parliamentary Awards website.