Nominate an NHS hero

By July 4, 2018Public

Having recently spent a few days in an NHS hospital, I confess myself in awe of the patience and dedication of health service staff who continue to provide fantastic care despite inadequate funding.

So it’s great to see a mass-market paper like The Sun is recognising some of these unsung heroes with the second Who Cares Wins awards.

The awards were launched by the late  Sun Health Features editor, Christina Newbury (nee Earle), and will include a new award in her memory.

Christina, who died suddenly earlier this year, won Outstanding Contribution and Editor of the Year, at this year’s MJA Awards.

Categories for Who Cares Wins awards include:

Best Midwife: An NHS midwife who has provided great care for a woman or her baby.

Best Neonatal: This is for someone who has cared for problem, small or sick babies

Best Doctor: An NHS doctor — GP, hospital doctor or consultant

Best Nurse: An NHS nurse in any field

Ultimate Lifesaver: A person or a team who performed an emergency rescue, operation or similar

Groundbreaking Pioneer or Discovery: Scientists and researchers who have contributed to breakthroughs in medical science

Unsung Hero: For an individual who gives up their time to volunteer at a health charity, hospital, hospice or similar

Best Charity: A health charity

Mental Health Hero: For significant contribution to mental health work

Young Hero: A carer or campaigner, open to anyone under the age of 18

If you know of an NHS hero who goes above and beyond the call of duty, why not nominate them? Online nominations can be made here.


Jane Symons

Author Jane Symons

Jane is a freelance journalist, author and media consultant whose credits range from The Sun to the World Health Organisation.She edited the health pages of The Sun for five years, and is a former health editor of Woman's Own and chief sub-editor of the Telegraph Magazine.At one time or another she has written for national dailies and magazines including The Sun, Daily Mail, Times, Telegraph, Daily and Sunday Express, Daily Mirror, Woman's Own and Woman & Home. She is currently a regular contributor to the Express and Mirror. Jane provides a range of bespoke consultancy services including content creation, media strategy, writing reports and press materials, crisis communications, media advisory boards and media training.Her book, How to Have a Baby and Still Live in the Real World has been published in the UK, USA, Russia and Sweden. Pregnancy: the Best for You and Your Baby has been published in countries including the Netherlands, France, Spain and the Czech Republic.

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