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Rory Stewart MP congratulates Cumbria Health on Call on its Parliamentary Award success

Rory Stewart MP at Cumbria Health on Call with Hannah Mason, Dr Neil Margerison and Susan Blakemore

[R]ory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, has congratulated Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) on its victory in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards.

CHoC, which operates in Rory’s constituency, was given the prestigious Excellence in Primary Care Award this afternoon, by a judging panel that examined nominations from across the United Kingdom. The NHS70 Awards, which are designed to recognise and celebrate the NHS’ most successful people, teams and projects, were announced in ceremony on the Terrace of the House of Commons, attended by MPs, peers and nominees.

CHoC was nominated by Rory, Trudy Harrison, John Stevenson and Tim Farron, and, in winning, has beaten hundreds of contenders to be crowned the national champion. Rory selected CHoC as his nominee in recognition of the quality of its care and the innovative solutions it has found in dealing with the challenges of rural, often isolated communities. This is the latest in a string of successes for CHoC, which in the past few months has been awarded an “outstanding” designation in its recent CQC inspection and named an NHS70 regional healthcare champion.

Commenting on their success, Rory said, “So many congratulations to Cumbria Health on Call. To win this national award is a huge achievement and very richly deserved. The work that its staff do day in and day out, to care for communities across Cumbria is invaluable and worthy of recognition. I look forward to seeing CHoC’s successes continue for many years to come.”

Tim Farron MP with the Cumbria Health on Call team at the awards ceremony today

Tim Farron MP said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Cumbria Health on Call have been recognised for the important work they do in helping local people, especially those in our rural areas, get the support and help they need closer to home.”

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