NHS Parliamentary Awards
Venue & Event Details
The NHS Parliamentary Awards supported by Fujifilm UK, is an annual awards programme run by the NHS, designed to give Members of Parliament (MPs) the opportunity to recognise the achievements of teams and organisations across the health and social care sector.
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.
This year, the National Health Service is preparing to mark the anniversary of its foundation after the most challenging time in its 73-year history.
Coronavirus has been a global health emergency on a scale not seen for a century. The NHS, which first opened its doors at Trafford Park Hospital on 5 July 1948, responded swiftly and flexibly to deal with the pandemic. Staff – present, past and future – have had to come together as never before, supported by volunteers and the public.
The nation owes a debt of gratitude to the 1.3 million-strong army of NHS staff who have gone above and beyond in the fight against coronavirus, treating tens of thousands of patients and delivering the biggest vaccination programme in history.
Since we started the awards in 2018, over 450 Members of Parliament have nominated an individual or organisation for an award. This year, from more than 700 entries submitted by almost half of all MPs in England, senior NHS experts have chosen seventy outstanding nominations, which exemplify the best of what the NHS and its partners do day in, day out.
These regional champions – including NHS volunteers, patients, local council health teams and the creators of extraordinary digital innovations – and the MP that supported them, will now be invited to a National Awards Ceremony, which will take place on 7 July 2021 and will be hosted by Dr Sara Kayat, NHS GP (GPs: Behind Closed Doors & ITV’s This Morning).
We know how much these awards have meant to all those who have been nominated in previous years. To have the skill, professionalism and compassion of the NHS recognised and celebrated is a huge boost, not just to those selected but to their colleagues and their organisations.
The Ceremony will be lived streamed and free for everyone to watch
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National Awards Ceremony
The National Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 7 July 2021 from 15:00 - 16:00 in a hybrid format.
Attendance to the in-person awards is by invitation only. All shortlisted nominees are invited to the ceremony, along with the MP(s) that have nominated them.
For the first time ever, the Ceremony will also be broadcasted live online and free for everyone to watch.
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Categories and Criteria
The NHS Parliamentary Awards are designed to celebrate the work of all NHS staff and those who work alongside them to improve and join up care in their communities.
We are looking for outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how the health and care system provides care for patients. Nominees could be an individual, a team, or an entire organisation.
For more information on the categories and criteria see the NHS Parliamentary Awards website.
- The Excellence in Healthcare Award
- The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award - supported by Lloyds Banking Group
- The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award
- The Excellence in Primary Care Award - supported by Assura
- The Future NHS Award
- The Health Equalities Award
- The Care and Compassion Award
- The Wellbeing at Work Award
- The NHS Rising Star (New for 2020)
- The Lifetime Achievement Award
How to Nominate
The nomination period for the 2020 – 2021 Awards is now closed. We will be in touch with all English MPs once the 2021-2022 campaign will start.