NHS Patient Awards


What are The One Show NHS Patients Awards?
As the NHS marks its 70th anniversary The One Show, together with the Patients Association, is saying ‘thank you’ to the brilliant people who keep it going day after day.
We are inviting patients and their families from all over the UK to nominate people currently working in the NHS in all health professions who have gone the extra mile to look after them, or done something even more exceptional. In some categories (where specified) we are also accepting nominations from colleagues. You can put forward individuals in as many categories as you like. Entries must be received by midnight Thursday 5th April.
This category is open to anyone currently working for the NHS treating or caring for patients under the age of 18. If you are a young person who has been treated by the NHS or their parent or carer this is your chance to say “thank you” to someone who looked after you. We are looking for those individuals whose care really stood out. If you are under 18 please ask a parent or guardian to make the nomination on your behalf.
This category is open to doctors, consultants, anesthetists, paramedics, allied health professionals, pharmacists and GPs currently working for the NHS. If they have treated you or a member of your family please tell us why you would like us to honour them. We are looking for inspirational stories of outstanding treatment or care.
This category is open to nurses including district nurses and midwives currently working for the NHS. If they have treated or cared for you or a member of your family and you’d like to thank them please tell us why. We are looking for exceptional individuals who have gone above and beyond their normal day-to-day duties to have a positive impact on patients’ care.
We are looking to celebrate the work of someone special who has dedicated much of their working life to the NHS in whatever capacity, medical or non-medical and deserves wider recognition. If they have cared for you or your family or you work with them please tell us about them so we can honour their contribution. For this category we will also consider nominees who’ve recently retired.
This is the category for the army of non-medical staff who keep the NHS running but don’t always get noticed. They might be porters, drivers, receptionists, lab workers, they may be NHS employees (or volunteers who give up their time for free). We are looking for individuals who go beyond the call of duty to really make a difference. You can nominate them if you are a patient or a colleague.
• LAUNCH: Monday 5th March
• NOMINATIONS CLOSE: Midnight Thursday 5th April.
• SELECTION PROCESS: This isn’t about ranking people above each other; it’s about finding people who are representative of the range and amazing inspirational work that happens all across the NHS. All entries will be considered by our team of researchers and nominations will be selected to go before a panel of judges in each category based on their suitability and the information supplied by the nominee. The panel which will include a representative from the Patients Association, will then shortlist those nominations and select a winner in four of the categories. The makeup of the panel will be announced at a later date.
• AWARD CEREMONY: The winners of the first four categories will be revealed in a special edition of The One Show. Viewers will also be able to vote for the winner of the Unsung Hero Award during the show from a shortlist of three and the winner will be revealed at the end of the show.
Thank you for taking part, please ensure you read through the category criteria above and questions on the form carefully before submitting your nomination.
The One Show NHS Patients A

Transport for All – Advice Line

Advice Line

This year again, we have been helping hundreds of Disabled and older people to get around London and supporting them with transport issues. We recently launched a free face-to-face advice drop-in, with a plan to roll it out to the rest of London.
Don’t forget that our Advice Line is here to help you, if you have any transport related issues.

• Tel: 020 7737 2339 (option 1)
• Text: 07984 755 894
• Email: contactus@transportforall.org.uk
• Address: Transport for All, 336 Brixton Rd, London, SW9 7AA.

Fun for All


You should by now have all of the advertising for the Summer holidays.
Preference forms for trips should be back with the office by no later than Wednesday 28th June.
Booking day for local activities is Monday 3rd July.

Lots of exciting things to see and do, make sure you book in good time.

Peace Vigil tonight 7-8pm 22nd June on the steps of Ilford Town Hall

Apologies for the short notice but we wanted to let you know that all are invited to attend a multi-faith candle-lit peace vigil this evening (7-8pm 22nd June) outside Ilford Town Hall. The vigil will culminate in a minute’s silence and all are welcome to hear short contributions from speakers from different faiths and communities. Remember to bring a candle.

Redbridge Faith Forum,
Redbridge Town Hall, 128-142 High Road, Room 76, Third Floor IG1 1DD
Tel – 020 8708 2478
Charity Reg. No. 1118675

Games and Scones

Come and join us for a fun evening of board games, cakes and scones. Indulge yourself on delicious cakes, scrumptious scones, and spend the evening playing board games with your friends.
When: 19th July 2017, Wednesday.
Time: 7-8.30 PM
Where: Redbridge Forum.
Cost: FREE
Let us know if you are interested.

Afternoon tea party

Come with us to enjoy the quintessential English tradition of Afternoon tea. Redbridge Forum has organised an ‘Afternoon Tea Party’ for the carers. Indulge yourself on delicious cakes, scrumptious scones, lots and lots of tea and chat.
When: 5th July 2017, Wednesday.
Time: 12.15 onwards
Where: Best Western Greater London Hotel
Cost: £4.00
Let us know if you are interested, as there are still some places left.

Henna Workshop

Come and learn the ancient art of henna and dazzle your friends and family with your new skill. We will learn how to create simple designs and other application techniques.
Date: 28th June 2017, Wednesday.
Time: 7.00-8.30 PM
Venue: Redbridge Forum
Cost: £2.50.
Please contact us if you are interested.