Rory has welcomed the news that Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) has been named regional champion and is through to the finals of the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards.

Rory nominated six healthcare providers and professionals for these awards, which are designed to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the NHS by recognising outstanding examples of care across the country. The competition was fierce, with many hundreds of contenders in each category, all of which were judged by a panel of experts against strict criteria.

The winners will be announced on 4 July, the day before the NHS’s birthday, in a national awards ceremony at the Palace of Westminster. Rory will attend, to wish CHoC representatives luck. He has also begun to present certificates to his other nominees.

Rory said, “I am thrilled that CHoC has been shortlisted for the Excellence in Primary Care Award, which is richly deserved. It is a real tribute to its staff’s outstanding commitment and the quality of their care. I would also like to congratulate and thank all of my nominees, who do such important work and exemplify the qualities of hard work and dedication, incredible resilience and commitment, which make our NHS admired the world over. As we prepare to celebrate our National Health Service’s 70th anniversary, it is important to recognise, celebrate and thank all those in Cumbria and across the country who do such vital work”.

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