It’s time to celebrate The News Best of Health Awards 2015

The packed Guildhall at last year's Health Awards
The packed Guildhall at last year's Health Awards

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PEOPLE often take good experience with health services for granted.

So today we launched The News Best of Health Awards 2015, so we can recognise and celebrate all those unsung heroes that help keep us moving.

Details for how to nominate are below

This year The News has teamed up with the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, which is the overall sponsor for this year’s awards.

And there is a change with our categories as we have two new ones to introduce.

We have the Allied Health Professional Worker/Team of the Year, which includes professions such as ambulance workers, podiatrists, radiotherapists and occupational therapists.

And the Portsmouth CCG will hand out a Compassion and Care award, where a winner will be selected from those crowned the night.

Awards for hospital doctors, nurses, GP practices, dentists, community and mental health workers and pharmacies, will feature.

Mark Waldron, editor of The News, said: ‘Each year I’m moved by so many of the heartfelt nominations we receive.

‘There are fantastic tales of those who truly go above and beyond the call of duty and help people in their true hour of need.

‘This year shouldn’t be any different and so I look forward to reading your stories.

‘I encourage you all to nominate those you feel deserve to be recognised.’

People can put forward their health heroes by filling out the form in The News today, or emailing healthawards@thenews.co.uk

The deadline to get entries in is the end of the day on Friday, July 3.

After that a panel of judges will consider entries and pick winners and runner-ups.

A full nomination list will feature in The News.

The award’s night takes place once again at the Guildhall in Portsmouth on Friday, October 9.

Details on how to buy tickets for the black-tie event will be given closer to the time of the glamorous awards evening.

The categories

- Hospital Doctor of the Year

- Hospital Nurse of the Year

- Hospital Team of the Year

- GP Practice of the Year

- Mental Health Worker/Team of the Year

- Midwife of the Year

- Allied Health Professional Worker/Team of the Year

- Dental Practice of the Year

- Pharmacy of the Year

- Community Nurse/Team of the Year

- Care/Nursing Home of the Year

- Innovation of the Year

- Unsung Hero

- Compassion and Care Awards

How to nominate

Fill out the form in The News today and send to Priya Mistry, The News, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN, by Friday, July 3, 2015.

Alternatively, nominate by emailing healthawards@thenews.co.uk.