The search is on to find Bradford District Care Trust’s healthcare heroes.

The community and mental health care provider is asking local people living across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven to nominate their healthcare heroes.

You're a Star Awards All WinnersThe annual You’re a Star Awards recognises NHS workers and volunteers in a range of fields in the community and mental health hospital settings. Including health visitors, district nurses, school nurses, mental health care assistants, psychiatrists and end of life care staff who have all gone beyond the call of duty.

Simon Large, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said: “We would like local people to nominate our staff who they feel go the extra mile to provide outstanding patient care and treatment. It’s an opportunity to nominate our staff who you feel deserve an extra special thank you. If you or a loved one has been cared for by someone who you think is worthy of a ‘You’re a Star’ Award please nominate them.”

Patients, service users and carers of Bradford District Care Trust services can nominate staff in the You and Your Care category. It recognises unsung heroes that have you and your care at the heart of everything they do. Whether in hospital, in the community or in a health centre this is an opportunity to reward the people who give so much, helping the NHS provide world-class care to the people of Bradford.

The deadline for entries is Friday 13 February. After the closing date, a panel of judges will shortlist each category and winners will be chosen. All short-listed nominees are invited to an awards evening on 10 July where the winners will be announced.

The awards are inspired by the Trust’s vision to provide the best possible care for people across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven. Previous winners include Muqtader Ahemd, Healthcare Support Worker, Fern Ward team at Airedale Centre for Mental Health and the Continence team dedicated to supporting people with incontinence.

The awards are supported by Sovereign Health Care Charitable Trust.

To nominate please visit http://www.bdct.nhs.uk/nominate alternatively call 01274 228351 to request a nomination pack.