The role of MPs
We are asking all English MPs to find and nominate individuals or teams, serving your constituency, for awards in any or all of the ten categories for the NHS Parliamentary Awards.
How to find your nomination(s)
Who you nominate and how you find examples of excellent practice is up to you!
You may already be aware of teams or individuals who deserve recognition. You may like to ask constituents to suggest them, or you may want to ask your local NHS organisations and others – such as local Healthwatch or other patient groups – for their nominations directly. If you would like the contact details for your local NHS organisations, please email us at email@example.com and we can send a comprehensive list of local NHS organisations.
Local health and care organisations have also been urged to think about which individuals or teams they would like their MP to nominate and have been encouraged to actively engage with their MPs and submit possible nominations. The nomination process has been designed so that health and care organisations are able to contact their MP and express reasons why their nomination(s) should be entered for the 2024 awards. To make it as easy as possible for individuals and organisations to nominate themselves and/or colleagues, a downloadable form has been created so they can complete the form and share with their MP to submit on their behalf.
How to nominate
When you have decided who you want to nominate, you or a member of your team need to submit the nomination(s) officially – you will be emailed a personalised link to the nominations’ portal on Thursday, 29 February 2024. The deadline for nominations are midnight, Friday, 19 April 2024.
There are 10 categories in which you can put forward nominations and, in each category, there are three specific questions to answer, with a 300-word limit for each. To put forward your chosen nomination(s), simply copy and paste the information from the nomination form into the online portal.
To access the online portal, you will receive an email (to your parliamentary email address) with a secure and personal link to the nomination’s website from firstname.lastname@example.org on Thursday, 29 February 2024 when nominations open. Once you are ready to submit the nomination, you can click on the link and follow the instructions.
So, no matter how many nominations you receive, a hard choice will have to be made to select one official nomination per category for submission on or before midnight on Friday, 19 April 2024.
Below is the information pack for MPs and the Digital Pledge Board: