Marvels of Mid Awards

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Do you know an individual or group that has gone above and beyond in helping local people Live Well?

Have they had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of residents across mid Essex?

The Marvels of Mid Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of people, organisations and schools across Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon who are transforming people’s lives, improving health services and putting patients, service users, carers and communities at the very heart of health and wellbeing in mid Essex.

Nominations are now closed

Click here to cast your vote for Community Ambassador of the Year

Award Categories and Criteria

Please click on each category below to view full nomination criteria.

Primary Care Award

We are looking for a professional or team within mid Essex primary care who has gone above and beyond their role to help people in their community, to stay well and get the care they need. This is open to all employees working in GP surgeries, clinics or pharmacies across the area and will be awarded to anyone or any team who displays a commitment to support people and or colleagues in their practice.

Volunteer of the Year

We are looking for a local individual who has shown commitment to people in mid Essex through their voluntary work. They will have demonstrated selflessness in giving up their time to support a member, or members, of their community and be passionate about the wider community supporting each other.

Individual Patient Participant of the Year

A volunteer or representative who has gone above and beyond in helping the CCG. This person will not be a CCG member of staff, but someone from the community who is driven to help the CCG at any level. This award is to acknowledge their generous commitment of time, support and inspiration, and to recognise their enduring commitment to the NHS in mid Essex and the CCG's goal of helping everyone to Live Well.

Patient Participation Group (PPG) of the Year

We’re looking for a PPG that can demonstrate an excellent working relationship with their GP practice, which has made a real difference to the patients. In recognition of a group’s exemplary performance and team commitment and to celebrate excellence in participation between primary care and communities, including patients, service users, carers and the public and for the many devoted hours of encouragement and help the group has given unselfishly to our organisation.

Start Well Award

Celebrating individuals; schools; groups; organisations that help to promote or provide services/advice and support for the best start in life (physically and mentally) for parents to be; new parents and children.

Be Well Award

Praising individuals; schools; groups; organisations that help people to make healthy lifestyle choices or changes whether maintaining a healthy weight, help to quit smoking or increasing their physical activity.

Stay Well Award

Thanking individuals; groups; organisations that help people with long term illness or conditions to get the best out of life and stay well physically or mentally.

Age Well Award

Celebrating individuals; groups; organisations that help care for people as they get older and help them to remain as independent as possible.

Die Well Award

Praising those individuals; groups; organisations that support people to talk about dying; death and bereavement.

Connect Well Award

Thanking individuals; groups; organisations that provide or signpost to advice and support and community projects for mid Essex residents at any stage of life.

The Selection Process

The CCG will review all nominations, based on the nomination criteria and shortlist four for final review. A selection panel, consisting of two executives, a lay member, CCG Live Well ambassador, patient representative and a representative from Healthwatch Essex will then choose the winner of each award. Where possible, we will make anonymous the applications before they are sent to be reviewed by the final panel.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday 8 September 2016. Any nominations received after the deadline will not be eligible.

Nominees will all be invited to an awards ceremony at the Mid Essex CCG Annual General Meeting on the evening of 28 September 2017 at Chelmsford City Football Club, when the winners will be announced.