South Yorkshire pupils take part in art competition celebrating Our NHS

Monday 28th October 2019

South Yorkshire pupils take part in art competition celebrating Our NHS

Children across South Yorkshire will be supporting the region’s NHS as part of a unique art competition launching this week supported by the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System is inviting local primary school children to get creative to mark the £57.5 million investment in new GP surgeries, new nurse-led clinics and new pharmacies, which will modernise and improve services for local patients. This means that the public will be able to access care more quickly and closer to home.

The “Your NHS” art competition is open to all primary schools in South Yorkshire.  Budding artists are being asked to create posters to share their vision for the ideal hospital or healthcare centre of the future. 

As well as the chance to see their artwork on display, the winner will receive £500 in art supplies for their school and a trip to Westminster for a very special day out. Every entrant will receive a certificate and sticker to thank them for taking part.

Sir Andrew Cash, Chief Executive of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System, said: “The investment is helping us to develop primary and community care in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw at pace, to help deliver our ambitions for providing high quality health and social care as close to people’s homes as possible.

“Patients and the public repeatedly tell us that good access to fantastic health and care services in their communities is what they want from their NHS, and this money is supporting our ability to deliver just that for people across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, also supporting us to be able to provide more modern, state of the art facilities for our patients.”

“The art project is a great way for the community to play a part in exciting health centre developments, and we’re really looking forward to seeing some brilliant and imaginative art.”

The competition will be supported by a range of school resources, helping children to learn about the history of the NHS and how medicine is changing.

The competition will run until 15 November, with regional winners and shortlisted pupils announced shortly after.

To find out more and enter the competition, schools should contact: yournhs@fourcommunications.com

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