Support for YEP health awards from NHS boss

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THe search for the city’s top doctor is underway – with a Leeds hospitals head backing the Yorkshire Evening Post Best of Health Awards.

Earlier this week, we launched this year’s quest to find the superstars of the health sector in the city.

Last year’s awards were a huge success and it is hoped even more health heroes will be put forward in 2014.

Nominations can be made in 10 categories, including for Doctor of the Year, which is sponsored by Nuffield Health.

This aims to find those medics who consistently make extra efforts to ensure they provide the best care possible for patients.

Nominees could be GPs or doctors working in hospital or another setting, as long as they go the extra mile.

The awards have also been given the seal of approval by the chief executive of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Julian Hartley said that after almost a year at the trust, he had been consistently impressed by the dedication and commitment of their staff and their determination to provide the highest quality patient care.

“In a busy hospital where everyone is working hard it can be difficult to single out particular individuals and teams. It is fantastic that these awards give the opportunity for the people we are here for – our patients and their families – to nominate staff who have gone the extra mile and really made a difference to them.

“The YEP is a local institution which is regularly read by many of our patients and staff, so these awards really have some clout behind them and mean something here in our community. I have met some of the previous winners and know how proud they were to get this accolade.

“I will be watching with interest to see who is nominated this year and hope the awards will be the biggest and best yet.”

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