THIS year we have two new categories to welcome to the Best of Health Awards 2015.
As well as our usual line-up of hospital doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and pharmacists, we now have the Allied Health Professionals award.
Below is a reminder of each category and what we look for:
n Allied Health Professional Worker/Team of the Year
This new category includes those who work in the ambulance service, chiropodists/podiatrists, dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers and speech therapists.
n Hospital Doctor of the Year
Doctors or consultants who give exceptional care in hospital.
n Hospital Nurse of the Year
Nurses as individuals or a team providing the best bedside manner and care.
n Hospital Team of the Year
A ward, department or specialist team that works together seamlessly.
n GP Practice of the Year
Whether it’s being greeted by a polite and friendly receptionist or a doctor who does above what is asked for, we are looking for great practices.
n Mental Health Worker/Team of the Year
It can often be a challenging and difficult role to take on, and we’re looking for those who go the extra mile.
n Midwife of the Year
A midwife who has helped before, during and after birth.
n Dental Practice of the Year
A dentist or team that is helpful and puts patients at ease.
n Pharmacy of the Year
A team that gives service with a smile, caring and clear advice
n Community Nurse/Team of the Year
Staff who work in the community or go to a patient’s home.
n Care/Nursing Home of the Year
Staff caring in a residential setting
n Innovation of the Year
A scheme, project or idea to make services run better for patients
n Unsung Hero
Those who are not medically trained and may be volunteers and support health services
A Compassion and Care Award will also be presented to one winner on the night.
To make a nomination, email firstname.lastname@example.org