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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 NHS Rising Star (New for 2020)

This award looks to celebrate younger members of staff, volunteers or members of the public who give up their time, lend their experiences and deliver better services for themselves and others in their area.

We are looking for members of staff, members of local groups, such as local Healthwatches, Maternity Voices Partnerships or lay/patient representatives on NHS boards, who are under 30 years old and who have worked hand in hand with local services to ensure they better meet the needs of those they serve.

This could be through:

  • providing critical but constructive feedback on performance;
  • donating their time and expertise to the NHS;
  • augmenting the NHS’ ability to reach out to different communities; or
  • fundraising for new or improved facilities or treatment options.

Questions to be answered when nominating:

  • Outline this person’s career/relationship with, or supporting, the NHS
  • How have they made the NHS better for patients?
  • How have they made the NHS better for past, present and future staff?