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Who are Harlow’s health heroes?

Communities / Tue 25th Aug 2015 am31 11:31am

AS the summer holiday enters its final weeks, NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is calling for parents, carers and children in west Essex to put forward their school or teacher for the Best Health Education award as part of the CCG’s first ever Best of West Awards.

The award is one of 12 which recognises outstanding contributions made by local people to keep west Essex well. This can include a nursery, school, college, teacher or staff member that actively and effectively promotes a healthy body and mind with their students. This might be through a healthy and delicious school menu, engaging physical education, good support networks or a strong curriculum on the subject.

Clare Morris, chief officer at NHS West Essex CCG said: “If a school or teacher you know has worked hard to promote healthy lifestyles, whether it’s a simple daily activity or part of a bigger project, nominate them now for the Best Health Education award.

“Like all of our Best of West Awards, this is our way of saying thank you to people in Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford for their efforts in keeping themselves, their family or their local community well.”

Other categories include Patient Ambassador of the Year for a local person who represents their community, Best Community Project for someone who works to improve their community and the People’s Professional Award, for a great professional within the local health and care system.
Nominations close on Friday 4 September and can be made at www.westessexccg.nhs.uk.

You can also join the conversation on twitter by following @nhswestessex and using #BestofWestAwards. Winners will be announced at the CCG’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24 September 1pm at Harlow Leisurezone.

Best of West Awards 2015 full list of categories:

Best health education – for anyone who encourages young people in west Essex to live healthy, happy lives

Volunteer of the year – for anyone helping people in their community

Best community project – for a person or team that works to improve their community

Patient ambassador of the year – for a local person who represents their community

People’s professional award – for a great professional in local health and care

Primary care award – for someone who works in a GP surgery

Pharmaceutical care award – for someone who works in a local pharmacy

Best #selfcareselfie – for a picture from our winter campaign

Best joined-up care award – to a local healthcare team working closely with partners

Leading with Compassion (Quality) – for someone who ensures patients always receive high quality care

CCG’s Unsung Hero – for someone who quietly keeps the CCG moving
Commissioning with engagement award – for someone who ensures that local services reflect local people’s views and ideas

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