Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham has expressed his delight that a local team has been named regional champion in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday.
The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM and Teva, recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.
Launched in February, it asked MPs to find and nominate those individuals or teams they thought have made the biggest improvements to health services in their constituencies across ten categories.
Alliance Integrated Urgent Care Services have been shortlisted nominated for the Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award by Alex Cunningham MP.
Having been named champions by senior regional NHS experts, they will now vie with other regional winners from across England for the national award, to be presented at a special ceremony in the Palace of Westminster in July.
Alex said: “I know that everyone in North Tees and Hartlepool will share my delight and pride tha the Urgent Care Services team have been named regional champion.
“They are representing the thousands of staff and volunteers who work day in, day out across our area to shape, deliver and support health and care services, and we’ll all be backing them to win the national award in July.”
From more than 750 entries, senior experts in each region have chosen ten outstanding nominations, which exemplify the best of what the NHS and its partners do day in, day out.
All of the champions will be invited to the national awards ceremony, which will be held on July 4th, the day before the NHS’s 70th birthday.
The ceremony will be hosted by Dr Sara Kayat, NHS GP & TV Doctor best known for This Morning, Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls and GPs: Behind Closed Doors.
The regional champions will now go forward to a final round of judging by a panel including the leaders of Royal Colleges, the Unison trade union, and the Patients Association – collectively representing millions of health and care workers and patients.
For more information, contact Alex on 020 7219 7157 or on firstname.lastname@example.org