Hull and East Yorkshire Health and care staff honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards

Nurses, midwives, doctors, vaccination teams and domestic staff are among those celebrated in a prestigious competition to mark the NHS’s 74th birthday, as the NHS Parliamentary Awards shortlist is revealed.    

Acute Community Services team

NHS chief executive, Amanda Pritchard, praised the hundreds of NHS staff and volunteers who have been nominated by their MP, as part of the NHS Parliamentary Awards for providing outstanding care to their patients.    

Two nominations from Hull and East Yorkshire have been included in the list of regional champions selected by panels of senior regional NHS representatives for their dedication to the health service and to people they care for in their communities.

The Acute Community Services team from Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust were nominated by Emma Hardy for their work with older patients who present with acute and complex mental health needs. The service responded to an increase in demand for services for older people during the pandemic. They aim to reduce the need for inpatient admissions by providing an effective and safe alternative to inpatient care.

Jodi Roper, Child Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust was nominated by Graham Stuart for her response to the unprecedented pressures and challenges of working clinically for the last two years. Her positive working attitude, commitment and solution-oriented thinking were highlighted as well as the impact she has made on her patients and colleagues.

All regional winners will be invited to the national awards ceremony, which will be held on 6 July in Westminster, a day after the NHS’s 74th birthday.       

Lynn Parkinson, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer said: “Our teams have worked tirelessly in the most challenging of circumstances over the last two years to make a real difference, delivering outstanding care to patients and their loved ones.  I am proud to see the dedication and commitment of the nominees recognised with these regional awards.”

Amanda Pritchard, NHS chief executive, said: “The last two years have been incredibly challenging for everyone, including not just NHS staff but all key workers, but through this, health and care staff and volunteers have continued to make a real difference to their patients. 

“This is reflected in the hundreds of nominations received from across the country and I want to congratulate every one of those people receiving recognition for service to their communities and making a real and lasting difference for patients.”    

Over 700 nominations were submitted, more than last year, with half of MPs representing constituencies in England doing so.      

The NHS Parliamentary Awards recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.     

Launched in March, 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 10 categories.