AWARDS have been presented in recognition of those making a difference to the health and wellbeing of people across the district.

Accolades were handed out at the annual general meetings of the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven; Bradford City and Bradford Districts.

NHS staff, volunteers and patients were among those honoured.

Pam Essler – a lay member for patient and public involvement with Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG – said: "The awards are a way of celebrating the success of individuals and teams who go above and beyond their day job to make a real difference to the people around them.

"It is great to see that there are so many patients on this list, who take the time to work with their GP practices to improve and develop services for the wider population."

The well-attended meetings also gave people the chance to hear about the work and future plans of the groups.

And there was a tribute to Riddlesden woman Isobel Scarborough, who died in August aged 84.

The former midwife had been a volunteer and campaigner at the forefront of health and social care for several decades and chaired a host of groups.

Award winners were:

Practice volunteer – Barry Rogers, Dyneley House Surgery (Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG); Grange Medical Centre (Bradford City CCG), and Janet Menehbi and John Sheen of Rockwell Community Centre and Rockwell Medical Centre partnership (Bradford Districts CCG).

Patient group – Practice health champions, Fisher Medical Centre (Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG); patient participation groups at Clarendon Medical Centre (Bradford City CCG) and Springfield Surgery (Bradford Districts CCG).

Practice staff member/colleague – Lis Baxter, Kilmeny Group Medical Practice (Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG); Marie Stout, for Bradford Care Alliance (Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCG); Sarah Rhodes, Barkerend Health Centre (Bradford City CCG); Razan Begum, Bilton Medical Centre (Bradford City CCG); Alan Bennett, Bowling Hall Medical Practice (Bradford Districts CCG).

Patient engagement lead (Bradford City CCG) – Zara Bashir, Bilton Medical Centre; Nigel Bull, Kensington Partnership.

CCG community partner/volunteer – Vicki Beere, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Health and Wellbeing Hub (Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG); Rebel and Harris, Sharing Voices (Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs); Community Connectors, HALE and partners (Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs).

Achievement awards – Julie Winterbottom, managing partner, Westcliffe Care UK Ltd on behalf of the North Street Practice (Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven CCG); the #selfcareeverywhere campaign group (Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven; Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs); the patient network (Bradford City CCG); Louise Keighley (Bradford City and Bradford Districts CCGs); Wendy Parkin, patient chairman of the steering group/network and chairman of local patient participation group (Bradford Districts CCG); Wibsey and Queensbury Medical Practice (Bradford Districts CCG); Tong Medical Practice (Bradford Districts CCG); Dr Jessica Drinkwater, Bowling Medical Practice (Bradford Districts CCG).