NHS seeks ‘standout stars’

By Julie Griffiths on 09 May 2018 Awards

Nominations for health and care staff who have gone over and above the call of duty are being called for as part of the NHS’s 70th birthday celebrations.

Patients, staff and the public are being invited to nominate employees that have made an exceptional contribution to patient care, health and care services and local communities over the last 70 years. 

Nominations will be put to a public vote, culminating in a shortlist of health and care’s top 70 stars.

Anyone who has worked for the NHS and wider health and care sector over the past 70 years in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland can be nominated, whether still living or since passed.

Launched by the NHS Confederation, in partnership with NHS England and NHS Improvement, the list of the UK’s top 70 standout staff will be revealed at the NHS Confederation’s annual conference on 13 and 14 June, just three weeks before the NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary on 5 July.

Nominations are open until 17 May and voting until 29 May.

Dr Kathy McLean, executive medical director at NHS Improvement, said: 'NHS staff, past and present, have dedicated their lives to providing innovative care and treatment for patients across Britain over the last 70 years. These awards give us a chance to recognise their enormous contribution and to thank them for going above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis.'

Nominate your health and care star here.