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Healthcare heroes honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards

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Over 700 nominations were received Over 700 nominations were received

Nurses and doctors working to combat Hepatitis C in the homeless during the pandemic, and the team behind the UK’s first virtual reality lung rehabilitation programme are among those who have been recognised by NHS Parliamentary awards.

The winners, picked by judges drawn from across the NHS have been selected from over 700 nominations across 10 categories. These categories range from Excellence in Primary Care to the Lifetime Achievement Award and represent one winner per category in each NHS region.

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‘A huge congratulations to all those who have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the NHS as well as making a genuine difference to the patients they care for,’ said England’s Chief Midwife and chair of the National Judging panel this year, Professor Jaqueline Dunkley Bent.

‘NHS staff and volunteers make the health service what it is today – the largest and greatest care team in the world.’

These regional champions will now go head to head with other winners from across the country to be judged by a national panel made up of senior leaders representing staff and patients.

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‘This year more than ever, the nation owes a debt of gratitude to the 1.3 million-strong army of nurses, midwives, GPs, physios, pharmacists, healthcare and maternity care assistants porters, cleaners, and countless other staff who ensured no patient who could benefit from NHS care was unable to receive it,’ added Professor Dunkley Bent.

‘It will be a tough task selecting our overall winners – I look forward to hearing more about their fantastic achievements and celebrating with them all at the national award ceremony.’

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