Prison nurses make the shortlist for the Guardian Public Service Awards

We’re wishing the best of luck to Spectrum’s prison nursing team tonight, who are finalists for the Guardian Public Service Awards in central London.

The Guardian Public Service Awards have been held annually since 2003, celebrating public servants across a range of sectors including care, housing, finance, recruitment and HR. With an expected audience of almost 300, the ceremony commends ordinary people who innovate in their field to create change, lead on improvements to services and can demonstrate a real impact on their community.

Led by Liz Littlewood MBE, Spectrum’s Full Sutton nursing team are one of three finalists in the “Care” category, and their shortlisted project will be featured in the Guardian’s print supplement later in November. The team’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme, developed in 2015, supports patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to manage their symptoms, learn more about maintaining their lung health and build up tolerance to gentle exercise.

Good luck to all of tonight’s finalists – you can view the full shortlist online here.