New categories for The News Best of Health Awards

The News Best of Health Awards 2014  Dental Practice of The Year ''Presented by: Steve Cripps - Healthcare Relationship Manager ''Winner: Castle Dental Practice ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (142296-3729)

The News Best of Health Awards 2014 Dental Practice of The Year ''Presented by: Steve Cripps - Healthcare Relationship Manager ''Winner: Castle Dental Practice ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (142296-3729)

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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 healthawards@thenews.co.uk

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