Michael Varnam Awards
Who can you nominate for this worthy achievement award?
In 2007 the NHS Nottingham City, in conjunction with partners, set up an annual recognition award in memory of Dr Michael Varnam. Michael was a great inspirational practitioner who worked tirelessly for 35 years to improve the health and wellbeing of some of our most disadvantaged people in Nottingham. He died aged 61, at a time when his influence was most strongly felt. The local health community wanted to honour his life and ideals, as well as his vision for the future.
The award is given to publicly recognise and honour the dedication, enthusiasm, commitment and achievement of an individual or group that has made a difference to the health and wellbeing of people in Nottingham.
Often individuals are not acknowledged for their hard work and achievements. The award seeks to recognise an individual or group who, motivated by altruism and caring, has made a difference to either the population as a whole or a disadvantaged section of our community. In keeping with Michael’s own focus, this could be the care of persons with substance misuse problems or the homeless; but may
embrace any field where vulnerable individuals or populations are helped.
A panel of judges will consider all nominations and select a winner.