Huppert backs national initiative to celebrate NHS
MP Julian Huppert is backing a national initiative which could bring much-deserved recognition for Cambridge organisations and individuals protecting and promoting the National Health Service.
He is urging residents to put forward nominations for the Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing designed to recognise those who made an outstanding contribution in their field last year.
Nominees are sought from a wide range of backgrounds including health care practitioners and professionals, scientists, academics or researchers, authors, journalists or bloggers, voluntary and support groups, campaigners and activists.
Entries will be judged by a panel and one prize will be awarded to an individual and another will recognise an organisation of group. They will be awarded in London in July to mark the 65th anniversary of the National Health Service.
Julian said: “There are huge numbers of people across Cambridge and the UK generally working behind the scenes in our health service caring for patients and carrying out vital research or promoting it through their writing and campaigns. These people believe in our health service and the excellent care that is available to all of us.
“We owe them a debt of gratitude and this prize recognises and celebrates their contributions. Most of us know someone connected in some way with the NHS and I would encourage everyone to put forward a nomination so that they can receive the recognition they deserve.
For more information please visit the Bevan Foundation website at: <http://www.bevanfoundation.org/events/the-2013-bevan-prize-for-health-and-wellbeing/>. Nominations can be made via the website until May 22.