Over the last 70 years, the NHS has relied on talent and workforce from all parts of the globe to make it work.

The Windrush 70 awards (the ceremony takes place at 12th June in Manchester) aim to remember and celebrate the contributions of black and minority ethnic (BME) people to the NHS, from the Windrush generation of 1948, the south Asian arrivals in the 1960s and 70s, to today’s 200 plus nationalities represented in the workforce.

The award categories include excellence in nursing as well as allied health professionals (such as speech and language therapists, occupational therapists,etc), improving health inequalities, BME inspirational leaders, and many others.

Anyone working in the NHS, patients, service users and the public can nominate: go to https://windrush.crowdicity.com to make your nominations.

You can nominate anyone who you would like to see recognised for their work in the NHS; they may be a colleague or they may have cared for you or a member of your family.

You can also support your favorite nomination: each user has up to 50 chances to support nominations. You may wish to use your support across various categories or you can use as you choose.

Points to consider when you nominate

  • Nominations should be no longer than 500 words
  • Include your name as the nominator
  • Include the name of the nominee
  • You can nominate people from 1948 – 2018
  • Why are you nominating this person?

Make sure that you answer the following questions in your submission:

  • evidence of their accomplishments? – E.g. detail the achievements, breakthroughs and other improvements they might have made.
  • What was the improvement? – Detail how this improvement was sustained and or developed further, shared with others locally, regionally or nationally.
  • Who has benefitted? – detail how patients, communities and or colleagues have benefitted through the nominees actions. Particularly highlighting the positive impact made, Include particular groups where applicable, and to what extent.