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 (MOMAs) are back for a third year to celebrate the outstanding contributions of people, organisations, schools and community groups across Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon who are making a difference - 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.

If you know someone who fits the bill, nominate them for a MOMA today!

The awards are presented at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in September. It is a great way to say thank you to someone who should be recognised and to celebrate the everyday local heroes who make a difference.

We have 11 categories, and you can nominate as many people, teams or projects as you wish (but you need to complete a separate form for each nomination) – you can even put yourself or your team forward if you’ve got something great to shout about.

Mid Essex CCG Accountable Officer Caroline Rassell said: “With the NHS turning 70 this year, there has never been a better time to recognise the stars of our local community and say thank you for the great work that is being done to support the NHS and community health services right here in mid Essex.”

Read the descriptions of each award below and complete the online nomination form telling us which category you’re nominating for, how the people/teams meet the criteria, and why they deserve an award.

If you would rather complete a paper nomination form - download here, complete and return to:

Communications Team, Mid Essex CCG, Wren House, Hedgerows Business Park, Colchester Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM8 2PX

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 7 September 2018.

All nominees will be recognised by the CCG, and those shortlisted will be invited to our AGM on 27 September at Chelmsford City Football Club, where the winners will be announced.

Click here to nominate

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.

Unsung Hero

Not all heroes wear capes. This person or group may not be as famous as Superman, but they’re just as much of an inspiration. Whether it’s helping the less fortunate or providing a generous service to the public, this award is for the unsung heroes in the mid Essex community, who go above and beyond the call of duty in helping local people Live Well.