Mike Freer, Member of Parliament for Finchley and Golders Green, attended a nOSCARS event to support the achievements of HIV charity NAZ and present the Clinic of the Year Award.
The nOSCARS has grown to be one of the largest award ceremonies in the United Kingdom that highlights the programmes, people and media which challenge the counter-productive and homophobic stigma towards HIV and make a difference by reaching out to communities across all cultures.
At the event which was held at the Hurlingham Club, Mike presented the Clinic of the Year Award which was awarded to a Barking health clinic, in recognition of their longstanding efforts in inspiring confidence in HIV sufferers. The nominees for this position included the Ian Charleson Day Centre at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, the Alexander Pringle at the North Middlesex NHS Trust, the Brotherton Wing Clinic at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, the Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
“The event was an excellent demonstration of how people can work together on complex and difficult issues, such as tackling HIV stigma and reaching out to communities to tackle homophobia.”