BARROW MP Simon Fell has announced the local health and care workers he has nominated for national awards.  The NHS Parliamentary Awards, sponsored by Fuji Film, were set up for the NHS’ 70th Birthday to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS. This year the NHS Parliamentary Awards highlight some amazing examples of care provided from all NHS services, including but not limited to hospitals, community services and local practices. Mr Fell was among over 260 MPs in England who put forward outstanding nominees who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how local health and care services provide care for patients. Nominations closed on September 1, and now Simon has revealed which get his vote of confidence. As chosen by the MP, the following are now the official nominees representing the Barrow & Furness constituency in the national competition: • The Future NHS Award, Innovation, Information & Informatics (i3), University hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust • The Wellbeing at Work Award, University hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust BAME Network

  Mr Fell said: “Everyone in Furness is rightly proud of our local NHS and care services, the Coronavirus pandemic has shown the determination and bravery of thousands of NHS, care and key workers across Barrow and Furness and so I’m delighted to be taking part in the NHS Parliamentary Awards as a way of thanking and recognising the people who work in or support those services.” 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 later in November and will be featured in The House Magazine.   These regional champions will then be judged by a national panel made up of senior clinicians, union leaders, former winners and patient representatives, with the overall winners announced at a special awards ceremony held in Parliament on Wednesday July 7 – the week of the NHS’ birthday.