The NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020/21 were relaunched on July 5 as part of the NHS 72nd birthday celebrations. This year’s awards programme was postponed due to COVID-19 but will now go ahead to celebrate the hard work of NHS staff, carers and volunteers. Read RAD Magazine’s coverage of the initial launch here.
The awards seek to give national recognition to NHS staff and volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty and will now celebrate the nation’s healthcare heroes over the next 12 months, with headline partner Fujifilm helping to tell the stories of those shortlisted.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, the value the public places on the country’s health service has become clearer. “These awards are the next chance for the public to say thank you to the nation’s health and care staff by nominating local heroes to receive national recognition,” states Fujifilm.
Members of Parliament are looking for nominations and want to hear from outstanding individuals in their local areas who have innovated, impressed and made a difference to how the health service provides care for patients, both before the pandemic and as a result of COVID-19.
Any member of the public or local health and care organisations can make a nomination of an individual or team.
Fujifilm UK managing director Yoshi Nakamura said: “Although we already held huge admiration for the NHS prior to the crisis, the health service’s handling of COVID-19 and the incredible national support for the NHS has shone through, and far beyond these dark moments.
“We have nothing but admiration for the NHS and those who work in it, alongside it and support it – especially through this global pandemic. We are incredibly proud to sponsor the NHS Parliamentary Awards for the second year running.”
Published on page 2 of the August 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.