There is still time for you to tell us about your health care heroes.

This year Newsquest - publishers of Worcester News, The Shuttle, Malvern Gazette, Bromsgrove & Droitwich Advertiser, Redditch Advertiser, and Evesham Journal - launched the Worcestershire Health & Social Care Awards 2021.

The awards - in conjunction with the University of Worcester - seek to recognise people within the health and care industries that work tirelessly to care for us.

This year, more than ever they deserve our support. 

There are 12 awards up for grabs, and the finalists will be chosen by a panel of experts with the winners announced at a virtual awards ceremony broadcast live on our website and social media channels in May.

Readers have until midnight on Monday (April 5) to make their nominations.

Nominating is easy - just click here

Editor of the Advertisers and Shuttle, Stephanie Preece said: "We are delighted to have received so many fantastic nominations already - more than we have been able to feature in our titles.

"The stories attached to these nominations show us that these awards are very much needed - to shine a light on a sector that has never needed our support more.

"If you know of someone, or an organisation - whether it be a care home, hospice, hospital, GP surgery, agency or charity - that deserves recognition please take five minutes over the Bank Holiday weekend to nominate them for an award.

"We are particularly keen to receive more nominations for the Palliative/End of Life Care award, Dementia Carer Award, Adolescent and Child Health Care Award, The Good Nurse Award, Health Care Employer Award and Health Trainer Award."

The awards have been made possible thanks to the support of several local businesses and organisations - Worcestershire County Council, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Sanctuary Housing, Knights Pharmacy, Crossroads - Caring for Carers, and Insitu.

It's not too late for your business or organisation to be involved - email