New NHS Alliance 2017 Excellence in Health Creation Awards still open for entries

November 15, 2017

              – Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt to announce Award winners –

Now in its second year, the New NHS Alliance (NNHSA) 2017 Excellence in Health Creation Awards is open for entries. The awards celebrate the work of individuals and organisations that are leading the way in delivering health creating practices.

The winners will be announced by Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, at the NNHSA 2017 Action Summit being held in London at the Royal College of General Practitioners on 6 December 2017.

The winners will also get an ITV Productions TV-quality film made of their work, while all runners up will get a complementary ticket to the Action Summit.

Health Creation can be summarised as the process by which communities and professionals work together in equal partnership and make lasting improvements in population health, quality of life and productivity.

Commenting on the purpose of the awards, Merron Simpson, Chief Executive, NNHSA, said: “Our two award categories – Trojan Mice and Getting our 5-a-day – are designed to help people get to the essence of what it is that makes us well. Anyone can be part of creating health. Whether employed by the NHS, a volunteer working within the community or working in the public sector; NNHSA wants to celebrate and showcase those who are getting on and doing it”.

Commenting on the importance of the 2017 Action Summit, Charles Alessi, Senior Advisor, Public Health England, said: “The NNHSA 2017 Action Summit is hugely important in the journey the health sector needs to take – from a service to a system, from treating illness to creating health, from the biomedical to the biopsychosocial. Whether you are in public health, primary care, part of a community or acute trust, local authority or housing, if you want to be part of the solution you need to be there”.

Trojan Mice recognise and celebrates the introduction of a small change in practice that leads to a large and lasting positive change in the life of a person or a community. Getting Our 5-a-day recognise and celebrates the work of those who have adapted, adopted or introduced practices that help enable Health Creation.

Entering is very easy and the deadline for entries is 17:00 on Thursday 30 November. Download your entry pack here:

For more information of the 2017 Action Summit, Health Creation: Wealth Creation – the power of people and communities, please visit Eventbrite here.