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Outstanding care and support to be recognised in county-wide Awards

The public across Gloucestershire are being given the chance to highlight the outstanding care and community support provided by the NHS, social care and their partners by submitting an award nomination before 16 September.

The Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Awards, supported by Local World were launched today and will culminate in a special awards evening in November at Gloucester Cathedral.

Clinical Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Andy Seymour said:

“This is a great opportunity for the public to show their support by nominating someone today. With individual and team categories and a range of other awards celebrating innovation and health improvement, a nomination could give them the recognition they deserve.”

Cabinet Member for Older People at Gloucestershire County Council, Cllr Dorcas Binns said:

“The Gloucestershire health and social care awards are a great opportunity for us to showcase all the hard work that we do in our county. Recognising our joint efforts and celebrating how we work together for the benefit of people in Gloucestershire is something I fully support.”

Chair of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Ruth FitzJohn said:

“Every year thousands of people across our county will need both physical and mental health care and support. These Awards are a great way to highlight the dedication, commitment and resilience of these very caring and special staff and teams who often work under great pressure.”

Chair of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, Ingrid Barker said:

“We are pleased to support these awards and would urge members of the public and colleagues across our partner organisations to take a look at the categories and get nominating now. As well as the wonderful contribution of health and social care professionals, we also rely heavily on the huge contribution made by voluntary organisations, carers and also individuals across Gloucestershire who are motivated by a great sense of community spirit.”

Chair of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Clair Chilvers said:

“As well as highlighting the truly fantastic work of our healthcare teams who are treating and caring for patients every day, this is also an opportunity to showcase the work going on to support prevention of ill-health, support people to self-manage their conditions where appropriate and make our communities healthier and stronger. There are a wide range of categories to consider so take a look at the website.”

Chair of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Heather Strawbridge said:

“These awards are about celebrating excellence in health and social care and the individuals and teams who provide outstanding care and support in local communities day and night.

There would never be enough categories to recognise every one of these people with a physical award, but is a great way of highlighting the fantastic work that is being done across Gloucestershire for the benefit of patients and the public. I am very pleased that the CCG is leading this work and recognising the excellent skills and commitment of staff.”

Nominations can be made via the Awards website at: www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/hscawards

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