Health secretary Alan Milburn presented the Nye Bevan awards - dubbed the 'NHS Oscars'- to eight healthcare teams as part of NHS Week 2000 last week. A new 'lifetime achievement' award was jointly made to Jenni Thomas, a maternity and neo-natal bereavement facilitator from south Buckinghamshire, and Professor Jillian Mann, a childhood cancer expert from Birmingham. Mr Milburn said the winners were 'trailblazers for reform'. A full list of winners is available on the Department of Health website.

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