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Local NHS nominated by two MPs for Parliamentary Awards to mark 70th birthday

10/05/2018

Two Cheshire MPs have singled out projects undertaken in South Cheshire and Vale Royal, nominating them for the NHS 70 Parliamentary Awards.

The awards have been established for health and care organisations to engage with their local MPs ahead of the NHS' 70th birthday on the 5 July 2018.

NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale Royal CCG have been nominated by Eddisbury's MP Antoinette Sandbach in the Healthier Communities category for the work done around self care.

During Self Care Week (13-19 November 2017), the CCGs interacted with more than 10,000 people through a number of events, giving them the knowledge of how to treat minor illnesses at home.

Stories in the local media reached in excess of 30,000 local residents and social media content seen by more than 164,000 people.

Noreen Caldwell, Public Engagement and Involvement Manager at the CCGs said: "I'm so proud that our work has been nominated, hopefully, we’ve empowered local people to take control of not only their health, but their overall wellbeing."

The CCGs' Complex Care team has also received recognition from Weaver Vale's MP Mike Amesbury who submitted a nomination in the Care and Compassion Category. This nomination recognised the team's work to help people with complex learning disability and encourage the uptake of personal health budgets.

Clare Watson, Chief Officer for the CCGs, said: "I'm so pleased that the work being done by the CCGs has been recognised in this way by our local MPs.

"Everything we do is about working to improve the health and outcomes of the people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

"These two teams do a great job to ensure our residents get the best possible quality care; and their work embodies everything we stand for.

"Thank you to everyone involved and best of luck."

Nominees put forward by MPs across England will initially be judged by senior local and regional NHS experts to find regional champions in each category, which will be announced on May 21st.

These regional champions will then be judged by a high-level panel, with the overall winners announced at a special awards ceremony in Parliament on Wednesday 4 July – the day before the NHS’s 70th birthday.

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