By: 27 March 2020
Fujifilm partners with the NHS for the launch of Parliamentary Awards, celebrating ‘health and care heroes’ in the service

Fujifilm is proud to support the launch of the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020 to celebrate and give national recognition to staff who go above and beyond the call of duty. The awards were created to celebrate NHS staff, carers and volunteers for their hard work, innovative ideas and unwavering efforts to put patients first. This year, the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the health service is putting the work of these professionals in particular up in lights.

World-class staff and teams are critical to the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan – which Fujifilm prioritises in its approach to diagnostic healthcare in the UK – leading improvements on major conditions including cancer, mental health and stroke, helping to make the NHS fit for the future.

Members of Parliament are now searching for nominations to submit and want to hear from outstanding individuals in their local areas who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how the health service provides care for patients.

Yoshitaka Nakamura, Managing Director of Fujifilm UK, Headline Sponsor for the Awards, said: “We have nothing but admiration for the NHS and those who work in it, alongside it and support it – and we are proud to again sponsor the NHS Parliamentary Awards in 2020.

“As an organisation, Fujifilm exists to improve and enhance the quality of life of people around the world, and we are excited to learn about and celebrate the many
examples of excellence, care, compassion and innovation in the NHS that shine through MPs nominations.”

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, chair of the national judging panel and England’s chief midwifery officer, said: “NHS staff and volunteers make the health service what it is – the largest and greatest care team in the world that provides high quality care to patients throughout the year.

“The NHS Parliamentary Awards are a unique opportunity for MPs to highlight the amazing work done by NHS staff in their local areas, and I look forward to working with all of the judges to review the nominations we receive.”

The Parliamentary Awards 2020, proudly sponsored by Fujifilm, launched in Parliament in March and all those who are shortlisted for excellence will be invited
to an award ceremony in Parliament to celebrate their fantastic achievements. There are ten categories, including a Lifetime Achievement award to honour those
who have devoted their life or career to making the NHS better, both for patients and those who work within it.

Last year, more than 200 Members of Parliament nominated an individual or organisation for an award, and more than 600 nominations in total from MPs in
England, celebrating examples of talent, creativity and brilliance in the NHS.

MPs are this year calling for potential nominations in the following categories:

The Excellence in Healthcare Award
The Excellence in Mental Health Care Award
The Excellence in Urgent and Emergency Care Award
The Excellence in Primary Care Award
The Future NHS Award
The Health Equalities Award
The Care and Compassion Award
The Wellbeing at Work Award
The NHS Rising Star Award (New for 2020)
The Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo credits, left to right:
Adrian Waller – General Manager, Fujifilm Medical Systems UK
Yoshitaka Nakamura – Managing Director, Fujifilm UK Ltd