Kate has expressed her delight that local organisation, LMCP Care Link, has been named regional champion in a prestigious competition to celebrate excellence in health and care in England.
The NHS Parliamentary Awards, supported by Fuji Film, recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS.
Launched in March, it asked MPs to find and nominate those individuals or teams they thought have made the biggest improvements to health services in their constituencies across ten categories.
LMCP Care Link were nominated for the Health Equalities Award by Kate who cited the team’s work improving equality, wellbeing and independence for people from South Asian communities.
Having been named champions by senior regional NHS experts, LMCP Care Link will now vie with other regional winners from across England for the national award, to be presented at a special ceremony in the Palace of Westminster in July.
Kate said “I know that everyone in Trafford will share my delight and pride that LMCP Care Link has been named regional champion.
“They’re among thousands of staff and volunteers who work day in, day out across our area to shape, deliver and support health and care services, and we’ll all be backing them to win the national award in July.”
From more than 500 entries, senior experts in each region have chosen ten outstanding nominations, which exemplify the best of what the NHS and its partners do day in, day out.
The regional champions, including LMCP Care Link will now go forward to a final round of judging by a panel including the leaders of Royal Colleges, Carers UK, AGE UK, a member of the NHS Youth Forum and the Patients Association – collectively representing millions of health and care workers and patients.
The ceremony will be hosted by Dr Sara Kayat, NHS GP & TV Doctor best known for This Morning, Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls and GPs: Behind Closed Doors. There will also be a special performance from the NHS Choir.
Kate will also present her own award to LMCP Care Link, alongside awards to her other nominees – Trafford and South West Manchester MS Society, Kramblers and BecomingaDr at the annual NHS Party in the Park in Golden Hill Park Urmston on Sunday 7 July at 1.30 pm.