The Patients Association is pleased to announce The One Show NHS Patients Awards.

Together with The One Show we want to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday, by helping you say ‘thank you’.

Rachel Power, Chief Executive of the Patients Association, said: “This July the NHS is reaching an incredible milestone - its 70th birthday. “To celebrate this wonderful anniversary I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that we're teaming up with The One Show, to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the brilliant people who keep our world-class health service running day after day.

“Together we are inviting patients, their families and carers from all over the UK to nominate people currently working in the NHS in all health professions who have gone the extra mile to look after them, or done something even more exceptional. “You can put forward individuals in as many categories as you like and entries must be received by midnight Thursday 5th April.

“We regularly hear incredible stories from patients about how they have been cared for, and we want this amazing work to be recognised. We'd love to hear from as many of you as possible, so please get nominating!”

Nominations close on Thursday 5th April with the Awards ceremony that will be part of a special upcoming edition of The One Show, broadcast in May.

All entries will be considered by a team of researchers and nominations will be selected to go before a panel of judges in each category based on their suitability and the information supplied by the nominee.