A new scheme to recognise the work of NHS staff in England was launched last week by the government.
The “NHS Heroes” recognition scheme was launched on Thursday to mark the 64th anniversary of the health service.
From now until mid-September, anyone working for the NHS who is nominated by members of the public, patients or colleagues as “going the extra mile in their work” will receive a recognition certificate.
Announcing the scheme, Andrew Lansley said: “Staff across the NHS in England carry out fantastic work every day. The NHS Heroes scheme is a chance for everyone to formally recognise these staff and thank them for their hard work, passion and dedication.”
NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson added: “I hope that NHS staff also get involved, and nominate those people who support them at work to give world-class NHS care.”
Nomination forms can be found at www.nhsheroes.com