##Theresa May honours NHS heroes at The Sun’s inspiring Who Cares Wins health awards… and even performs her Abba dance for young boy

###Theresa May honours NHS heroes at The Sun’s inspiring Who Cares Wins health awards… and even performs her Abba dance for young boy | #MIDDAY

THERESA May last night jigged on stage again as she honoured our unsung NHS heroes at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins health awards.

The PM — who last week danced to Abba’s Dancing Queen at the party conference — also met the smallest boy born in the UK to survive.

 Theresa May met with Frankie, who was smaller than a tin of beans when he was born at 24 weeks, at our Who Cares Wins health awards

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Theresa May met with Frankie, who was smaller than a tin of beans when he was born at 24 weeks, at our Who Cares Wins health awards
The Sun’s inaugural Who Cares Wins Health Awards recognise those across the health service

Dr Peter Reynolds, 52, was awarded Best Neonatal specialist for treating 13oz Frankie Thompson.

He was smaller than a can of beans when mum Michelle, 36, from Farnborough, Hants, gave birth at 24 weeks.

The PM said: “Peter and all the other winners represent the very best of our NHS — they have shown care, compassion and professionalism, and I want to say thank you to them.”

Dr Reynolds, of St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey, Surrey, said of Frankie, 11 months: “Seeing him now, so big and full of life, is so rewarding.”

 Sun columnist and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly looks overcome as host of the Who Cares Wins health awards

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Sun columnist and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly looks overcome as host of the Who Cares Wins health awards
 Dr Peter Reynolds, 52, was awarded Best Neonatal specialist for treating Frankie Thompson who was born at just 24 weeks

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Dr Peter Reynolds, 52, was awarded Best Neonatal specialist for treating Frankie Thompson who was born at just 24 weeks

The Who Cares Wins awards, in their second year, honours doctors, midwives, nurses and other NHS heroes.

Lorraine Kelly hosted the event, in the year the NHS is celebrating its 70th birthday.

Introducing the PM she joked: “To give this award and say a  few words is a woman who last  week walked out on stage to the   Abba classic, Dancing Queen. Personally, I’d have gone for Gimme Gimme Gimme A Man After Midnight.”

Guests included Sir Rod Stewart and wife Penny Lancaster, DJ Chris Evans and broadcaster Richard Bacon.

 Richard Bacon, who owes his life to the NHS, thanked the staff who saved baby Vanellope

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Richard Bacon, who owes his life to the NHS, thanked the staff who saved baby Vanellope
 Chris Evans presented Kat Mayer with her well-deserved award

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Chris Evans presented Kat Mayer with her well-deserved award
 DJ Chris Evans embraced Best Nurse winner Kat Mayer who went viral for her walk to work during a snowstorm

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DJ Chris Evans embraced Best Nurse winner Kat Mayer who went viral for her walk to work during a snowstorm
 DJ Chris Evans was overcome by emotion as he presented Kat Mayer the Best Nurse gong at our health awards

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DJ Chris Evans was overcome by emotion as he presented Kat Mayer the Best Nurse gong at our health awards

Sun readers who nominated the 33 finalists were also at British Medical Association House, in Tavistock Square, central London.

Evans, whose ex-nurse mum Minnie Beardsall, 92, died this year, was close to tears as he presented the Best Nurse award.  He said: “I would like to thank the NHS for the last 70 years, for giving my mum a job.”

He added: “I’d like to thank the NHS for keeping my mum alive for far longer than was expected. And well done to The Sun for putting these awards on.”

He presented the gong to Kat Mayer, ward sister at Lincoln County Hospital. She walked ten miles through snow to see patients in February.

 Penny Lancaster with b:FRIEND charity founder Mike Niles

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Penny Lancaster with b:FRIEND charity founder Mike Niles
 Patients helper Mary Mitchell, 71, with her award presenter Professor Green

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Patients helper Mary Mitchell, 71, with her award presenter Professor Green

Best Health Charity — presented by Penny Lancaster — was won by b:FRIEND, which matches “befrienders” with isolated elderly neighbours.

Founder Mike Niles, 32, set it up in Doncaster after befriending Mitzi, 77, and he said: “Despite the age gap, we had so much in common.”

Best Doctor award went to devoted Salford GP Noorwalla Kassam. The doctor, who arrived from India in 1973, has regular late surgeries and checks patients are fine if they miss an appointment.

Musician Professor Green presented the Mental Health Hero accolade to Mary Mitchell. The retired GP receptionist, 71, has opened her home to dozens of mental health patients.

 Midwife Nicola Taylor was always there for Mike and Cat Blewitt. pictured left, after the death of their triplets

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Midwife Nicola Taylor was always there for Mike and Cat Blewitt. pictured left, after the death of their triplets
 Dr Noorwalla Kassam, pictured with presenter Dr Dawn Harper, won Best Doctor at our health awards

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Dr Noorwalla Kassam, pictured with presenter Dr Dawn Harper, won Best Doctor at our health awards

Award for Groundbreaking Pioneer or Discovery was won by Mark ­Wilson and Ali Ghorbangholi for the lifesaving Good Sam App.

Dubbed the Uber of CPR, Sam stands for “smartphone activated medics”. People with CPR training are alerted of an emergency nearby.

Unsung Hero was won by terminal cancer patient Mark Hughes 57, from Great Wakering, Essex, who fund-raises for charity Marie Curie.

Best Midwife was won by Nicola Taylor, 46, who consoled a couple after the death of their triplets.

 Sir Rod Stewart attended The Sun's Who Cares Wins award while wearing a foot brace

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Sir Rod Stewart attended The Sun's Who Cares Wins award while wearing a foot brace

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock presented Young Hero to Callum Beckett, 13, from Walsall. He spent two months in Birmingham Children’s Hospital after a crash which killed his granddad. Now he fund-raises for it.

Ultimate Lifesaver went to the Midlands Air Ambulance team. Richard Bacon, who spent 11 nights in a coma in Lewisham Hospital in July, said: “It is just good to be alive. I wanted to come as well so I could pay tribute.

“Without them my kids would not have a father and my wife would be a widow.”

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THE last Who Cares Wins award of the night was named in honour of The Sun’s late inspirational Health Editor Christina Newbury.

Christina launched these awards last year — but died suddenly in March at the age of 31.

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Prime Minister Theresa May praised Christina’s work last night.
She said: “I want to pay tribute to The Sun for this opportunity, and to Christina Newbury — who sadly passed away this year — for her tremendous journalism and for doing so much to bring us these awards.”
Christina’s family watched as the Christina Newbury Memorial Award was presented to Glenfield Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary for saving Vanellope Wilkins, of Bulwell, Notts.
Vanellope was the first baby in the UK to survive being born with her heart outside her body. She had a string of ops last November

 Vicky Pattison looked sophisticated in a trouser suit

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Vicky Pattison looked sophisticated in a trouser suit
 Businesswoman and Sun columnist Karren Brady also opted for trousers and a blazer

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Businesswoman and Sun columnist Karren Brady also opted for trousers and a blazer
 Michelle Heaton looked stunning in a red dress

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Michelle Heaton looked stunning in a red dress
 Lorraine Kelly showed off her trim figure in a fitted dress

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Lorraine Kelly showed off her trim figure in a fitted dress
The Sun's late Health Editor Christina Earle posthumously awarded the UK's most prestigious gong for health journalism
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