Delyn MP David Hanson has called for nominations for the second annual Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing which aims to recognise one individual and one organisation who over the past year have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of health and wellbeing in the UK and which embody the founding principles of the NHS.
Mr Hanson has called for people in Flintshire to nominate themselves, a colleague or organisation which has worked to advance health and wellbeing in North Wales and stayed true to the founding principles of our health service.
Nominations are now open until Wednesday, 30th April, 2014 and are sought from a broad range of individuals and organisations, and could include health care practitioners and professionals but also scientists, academics or researchers; authors, journalists or bloggers; voluntary groups and charities; as well as campaigners or activists who over the last year (January 2013 to January 2014) have made a positive contribution to health and wellbeing in the UK. The Prize will seek, in particular, to recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations that are working to ensure equality of access and equality of health outcomes in the UK – the founding values of the NHS.
A panel made up of of David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian; Baroness Finlay of Llandaff; and Jaselle Williams, Bevan Foundation trustee, will adjudicate the nominations and award the 2014 Prize this July in London, in conjunction with the anniversary of the NHS Act. More information about the prize, the nomination process, timeline and nomination forms can all be found on the Bevan Foundation website – www.bevanfoundation.org/bevan_prize_2014
David Hanson MP said:
“There are many healthcare professionals and organisations here in Flintshire that have done outstanding work in advancing health and wellbeing here in North Wales that should be recognised for their hardwork and so should be nominated for this award.
I hope people will come forward and make a good case for organisations or individuals from our community and I hope we can see a Bevan award winner from Flintshire in 2014.”