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First dignity in care award launched

11th November 2008

First dignity in care award launched

The first award dignity in care award has been launched by Sir Michael Parkinson and Care Services Minister Phil Hope.

In an attempt to recognise people who treat patients with outstanding care and who give dignity and respect, the title is available to everyone, through nominations.

Local nominees will then be put forward for a regional award, with one overall winner chosen by a panel of judges.

Sir Michael Parkinson said: “I’m delighted that there will now be a People’s Award for Dignity in Care.”

He added: “What really inspires me about the Dignity in Care campaign is that we can all contribute to improving the way elderly people are treated when they receive care.”

Minister of State for Care Services, Phil Hope, added that people deserve to expect services with dignity and respect and that the award is a celebration of people dedicated to raising standards of care across the UK.

As a result of the launch, the number of Dignity Champions across the UK has risen to 3,000.

Dignity Champions include managers, porters, MPs and frontline staff and help in the ways in which older people can be treated in care.

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement supports the service in transforming healthcare for patients and the public.

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