There’s less than a week left in the search for the region’s top health workers.
Nominations in this year’s Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards close on November 1, so readers are being reminded to put forward their health heroes before it’s too late.
This is the fifth time the newspaper has run the awards and as usual, there are categories to cover people working in any area of the field.
We want to hear about the most dedicated nurses, midwives, doctors and carers, along with emergency response workers and mental health staff.
The community health worker category is aimed at professionals such as opticians, dentists and pharmacists, while there’s also a chance to reward unsung heroes and those who have made an amazing difference to lives through the special recognition award.
New for this year is the practice manager award, celebrating those who play a vital role behind-the-scenes in GP surgeries.
Nominations can be put forward by anyone, whether a patient, service user or health professional.
Nicola Furbisher, editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post, said: “Our Best of Health Awards are a brilliant opportunity for our readers to show their gratitude to the health workers who go above and behind to improve lives for the better.
“We know that many people are hugely grateful to the people who look after them or their family when they are unwell, so here is a chance to publicly honour these amazing individuals.”
The closing date for the awards, which are sponsored by Yorkshire-based Sovereign Healthcare, is November 1. After this a panel of expert judges will then pick the winners from a shortlist in each category.
Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a glitzy awards lunch at The Queens Hotel, in Leeds, on December 5, when the winners will be announced.