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Announcement: NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020 postponed

We must regrettably announce that due to the COVID-19 and the need for NHS staff to give this their full attention, we have decided to postpone the NHS Parliamentary Awards due to take place on 10th July 2020 in the House of Commons.

If your MP has already submitted a nomination for the awards, this will still be considered when the awards take place. MPs will also be able to submit new nominations or make any necessary changes to their current nomination(s) as the nomination platform will remain open during this time.

As soon as we are able to confirm a new date and deadline for submissions for the awards, we will share that with you.

The Care and Compassion Award

The very best experiences of the NHS do not come simply in being able to perform the latest cutting-edge interventions. They also come from putting patients at the heart of care, engaging with patients and families, listening to their views, and ensuring people are treated with care and compassion.

As the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, 2020 is a time to reflect on the impact NHS staff have on the lives of so many, thorough their commitment, and expert clinical care which they provide every day.

This award is for any Nurse, Midwife, Allied Health Professional or care staff member of any discipline and in any setting, that has used their skills to ensure that patients experience care and compassion

This could be through:

  • changing how healthcare staff communicate with patients and their families;
  • driving improvements to care environments to make them dementia-friendly or generally more pleasant places for patients and their loved ones; or
  • ensuring that patients and their families are well-informed and empowered to play an active role in deciding what type of care they receive.