2024 NHS Parliamentary Awards launched
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The 2024 NHS Parliamentary Awards have officially been launched.

The awards allow MPs to recognise staff who go above and beyond to deliver excellence in healthcare, with nominations opening from today (29 February).

The awards began in 2018 and last year, there were more than 750 nominations from MPs.

For the 2024 edition, there will be 10 categories including the new Excellence in Education and Training Award, which recognises a team or individual that is leading the way in supporting the delivery of the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan through innovative approaches to education.

Nominations will close on Friday 19th April and all of those shortlisted by the national judging panel will be invited to the awards ceremony in Westminster on Monday 1 July.

Patients, the public and local health and care organisations are encouraged to submit their nomination suggestions to their local MPs at least two weeks before the nomination window closes to give MPs time to review and choose which applications to submit.

Professor Sir Stephen Powis, chair of the national judging panel for the 2024 Awards and NHS England’s National Medical Director, said: “The NHS, with its principle of free healthcare at the point of use, is one of the country’s most valued institution, and at the heart of it is its dedicated workforce.

“The 2024 NHS Parliamentary Awards play a crucial role in allowing us to celebrate our hardworking staff, who thanks to their efforts this year, helped the NHS deliver significant levels of patient care.

“Whether it be clinicians, allied health professionals, medical associates, scientists, volunteers, clerical staff, porters, emergency responders – all our staff are united in their mission to deliver the best care for patients. Our NHS would be nothing without them.”