Published on: Wednesday 6th October 2021


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Cancer Patient Panel Members Shortlisted For National Volunteering Award 

Members of the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Cancer Alliance community/patient panel have been recognised for their contribution to volunteering in the healthcare sector, and for improving care and cancer services across the area – and your vote can make a difference!

The Cancer Alliance, partners at Healthwatch Wakefield (which hosts the panel on behalf of the Alliance) and panel members have been shortlisted for a Helpforce Champions Award 2021, in the category of Partnership and System Working In Volunteering, recognising their continued joint commitment to patient-led improvement and transformation over the turbulent past year.

In addition, the panel also features in the People’s Choice category, where members of the public can vote for the best entry from all the submissions for this year. To register your vote, click here

Patient panel 4th March 2020 #2.jpgVoting for the People’s Choice award closes on 29th October 2021.

To read about the Helpforce Champions Awards in full, click here

Helpforce is an independent and not-for-profit organisation, focused  on the co-creation of volunteering projects with NHS Trusts and systems, rapidly sharing insights and intelligence, and best practice. Working with its partners, Helpforce enables  organisations to maximise the potential of volunteering to improve outcomes for people and services, connecting the people who are leading volunteers locally to improve quality together. For example, Helpforce worked with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to set up an active response volunteering service. Read more here

Results will be announced at the end of October.

Mark Lever, Chief Executive of Helpforce, said:

2020 and 2021 have seen the NHS and all our healthcare services face one of the biggest challenges in their history, and we have seen volunteers step up in their thousands to help.

“This year, we have received a record number of entries for the Helpforce Champions Awards with so many brilliant examples of innovation, great practice, commitment, and real passion for patient care and support for staff across the health and care sector in the UK.

“We want to thank everyone for taking the time to recognise the volunteers and send our congratulations to those who have been shortlisted and we’d like to wish them the best of luck.”