2nd July 2020
' Nominations open '
5th July 2020
' NHS's 72nd birthday '
1st September 2020
' Nominations close '
23rd November 2020
' Shortlist announced '
7th July 2021
' Awards ceremony '

Winners of the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2018

The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award, sponsored by Wesleyan

North - Zero Suicide Alliance at the Centre for Perfect Care in Merseyside

The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Trusts, businesses and individuals. They are committed to supporting those contemplating suicide by raising awareness of the problem and promoting FREE online suicide prevention training, which is accessible to all. The training aims to enable people to identify those presenting with suicidal thoughts and behaviour, to give them the skills to speak out in a supportive manner and empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.

South -  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 

Midlands and East - Inspire Health Team - Sarah Minns & Jyoti Shah at Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Inspire Health Team have set up an innovative and unprecedented community based accessible clinic with the aim of raising awareness of and detecting men with the most common male cancer – prostate cancer. By working beyond the walls of the hospital in our own time, we are breaking down barriers associated with men’s health and reducing long-standing inequalities in cancer care.

The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award

South - HomeFirst Team at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

The HomeFirst team aim to minimise hospital stay and get patients directly home from the RUH, Bath. The team won an NHS leadership award to develop their skills in managing change. Their dedication to this training was unfailing despite winter and operational pressures. Each is inspirational in their desire for and success in getting more patients home to be with their loved ones. They are now developing a trailblazing HomeFirst pathway for a further 600 patients with delirium.


 The Excellence in Primary Care Award

North - Cumbria Health on Call at Penrith and Eden Community Hospital

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

North - 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 

London - 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 

London - 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 

Midlands and East - 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

North - 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 

South - 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.