CREATIVE children are being invited to take part in a competition to win a trip to Westminster and art supplies for their school.

To mark a £57.5 million investment, The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System is inviting local primary school children to get creative and create posters to share their vision for the ideal hospital or healthcare centre of the future.

The investment is being put into new GP surgeries, new nurse-led clinics and new pharmacies, which will modernize and improve services for local patients. This means that the public will be able to access care more quickly and closer to home.

The art competition, named ‘Your NHS’, is open to primary school children across Barnsley and South Yorkshire.

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 closes on November 15, with regional winners and shortlisted pupils announced shortly after.

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