5th March 2019
' Nominations open '
26th April 2019
' Nominations close '
24th June 2019
' Shortlist announced '
10th July 2019
' Awards ceremony '

Winners of the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards 2018

We were to delighted to announce the official winners for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards 2018 in the House of Commons, last year on Wednesday 4th July. 

40 incredibly inspiring teams and individuals were chosen by our panel of regional shortlisting teams, who selected one nominee per category for their region – North, South, Midlands and East and London.

The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award, sponsored by Wesleyan

Dorset Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing Project at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust 

The Armed Forces Community Health and Wellbeing team led by Andy Gritt aims to reduce health inequalities for veterans and families of both retired and serving personnel. Working with local partners as well as veterans themselves they have co-produced and implemented a veterans’ care pathway. In their first year they assessed 55 people through their Wellbeing Gateway and demand continues to be high. Outcomes include improved access to physical and mental health services and support in preparing for employment.


The Excellence in Cancer Care Award 

Sian Dennison, Lead Cancer Nurse at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 

Sian has been a cancer nurse for over 30 years and has been nominated for her  positive, caring approach and enabling a progressive culture within her team. She currently works as Head of Nursing for Cancer /End of Life and Trust Cancer Manager in University Hospitals Plymouth. Achievements include implementing survivorship projects, establishment of patient cancer groups, refurbishment of end of life rooms, development of cancer training roles and education to support train and succession plan for the future.


The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award

HECTOR (Heartlands Elderly Care, Trauma and Ongoing Recovery Project) at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham

The Emergency Department (ED) team at Heartlands Hospital recognised that there was a need to develop a whole new approach to caring for elderly older people with traumatic injuries. HECTOR (Heartlands Elderly Care, Trauma and Ongoing Recovery Project) has developed a patient-centred approach towards trauma care that encompasses polypharmacy, frailty and co-morbidity affecting presentation and recovery. As a result, patients have a reduced length of stay, reduced complication rate and a higher likelihood of returning home after discharge.


The Excellence in Primary Care Award

Cumbria Health on Call 

CHoC provides in-and-out of hours primary care services to the predominantly rural population of Cumbria and were the first out-of-hours service in the country to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.  CHoC continually develop new and effective ways of providing care which have received national recognition, these include telehealth, hospital avoidance schemes and joint working with other providers.  All with the aim of ensuring that patients consistently receive the right response, from the right clinician, at the right time.


The Person-Centred Care Champion Award

Community Tissue Viability Services at Pennine Acute NHS Trust in Manchester 

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust North Manchester Community Services Tissue Viability team deliver a service tailored around the needs of those who are homeless and hard to reach. Our drop-in wound care service provides care to our client group at the right time and in the right place. We have seen a reduction in secondary care attendance and have developed meaningful engagement with many members of this client group who often struggle to have their healthcare needs met.


The Future NHS Award, sponsored by Health HR UK

Professor Shafi Ahmed - Consultant General, Laparoscopic and Colorectal Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust

Dubbed 'the virtual surgeon', Professor Shafi Ahmed has pioneered the use of technology bringing surgery to millions who otherwise would not have access. His mission; to scale up and democratise education globally using the power of connectivity. Using Google Glass, Snapchat Spectacles and augmented and virtual reality is a game changer in ensuring people world-wide can be educated by leading surgeons. By proving the concept works, Professor Ahmed has taken a big step forward towards achieving this goal, also ensuring a strong future routinely training young surgeons as the first University in the world to have future technologies embedded into its curriculum.


The Healthier Communities Award

Islington GP Federation

Islington GP federation comprises a dedicated multi-professional team who are passionate about improving the health and well-being of their local population. In particular they are targeting vulnerable groups whose needs are not always met by existing services and people living with long term health conditions. They have achieved significant improvements in health outcomes through collaborative cross-sector working, and by testing and evaluating new approaches to delivering coordinated patient-centred care.  


The Care and Compassion Award

Butterfly Volunteers at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

The Butterfly volunteers at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust support patients and their families in their last days of life at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage. They offer compassionate listening and companionship, particularly for those with few or no visitors; Their vision is that no one has to die alone. The service, funded by the Hospital Charity, innovatively engages local people in the care of dying patients, within an acute hospital setting, promoting the development of compassionate communities.​


The Patient and Public Involvement Award

Victoria's Voice Youth Forum at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust

Victoria’s Voice are a group of young patients at Blackpool Hospital who work in partnership with staff to improve healthcare services. Through facilitation of training, involvement in staff recruitment, development of young person-friendly resources and other work they apply their own experiences to make a positive difference for others like them. The group were nominated in recognition of their ongoing involvement, making real changes to continuously improve healthcare for children and young people both locally and nationally.


The Lifetime Achievement Award

Rose Bennett at Solent NHS Trust

Rose Bennett started working for the NHS in Portsmouth in 1971 and joined her Mother and Aunt who had already been working as Domestic Assistants for a number of years. Her two daughters have also worked for 29 years both in the NHS, one as a Chef and the other as a Business Manager.  Solent NHS Trust has been a major part of her family and they are proud to continue contributing in so many ways.​