MP Backs Local ‘Health And Care Heroes’ for NHS Birthday Awards


Carlisle MP, John Stevenson, has announced the local health and care workers he has nominated for national awards to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by IBM, was set up to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.

MPs in England were called on to put forward outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how local health and care services provide care for patients.

Nominations closed on 23rd March, and now Mr Stevenson has revealed which get his vote of confidence.

As chosen by Mr Stevenson, the following are now the official nominees representing the Carlisle constituency in the national competition:

The Excellence in Primary Care Award: Cumbria Health on Call

The Excellence in Cancer Care Award: Radiotherapy Department

The Care and Compassion Award: Maple B and D

John Stevenson MP said: “I’m delighted to be taking part in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards as a way of thanking and recognising the people who work in or support those services.

“Our local NHS and care services have faced some challenges in the past, but we still have many services that we should be proud of. I hope these awards will help us celebrate that.”

Nominees put forward by MPs across England will initially be judged by senior local and regional NHS experts to find regional champions in each category, which will be announced on May 21st.

These regional champions will then be judged by a high-level panel, with the overall winners announced at a special awards ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday 4 July – the day before the NHS’s 70th birthday.

The NHS70 Parliamentary Awards is part of a range of activities being organised nationally and locally to mark the achievements of the NHS and those who work for and with it.

These activities include ceremonies for NHS staff in Westminster Abbey and York Minster, new resources for schools to engage children and young people, local open days, exhibitions and other events being staged by hospitals and other health organisations.

Local people are also encouraged to take part in the The Big 7Tea, with tea parties happening across the country to mark the birthday, sharing their NHS stories and raising money for one of over 250 dedicated NHS charities.

People can find out more and how to get involved at


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