Boris Johnson walks the red carpet at The Sun's Who Cares Wins health awards

PRIME Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at the Sun's Who Cares Wins awards.

The PM, 57, seemed in good spirits as he smiled at crowds and photographers outside the Roundhouse in Camden, north London.

On arrival the PM smiled and even fist-bumped David Beckham as he made his way into the iconic London venue.

Along with attendees such as Prince William and The Sun's very own columnists Dr Zoe Williams and Bowel Babe Deborah James, the PM will help celebrate celebrate our amazing doctors, nurses, midwives, surgeons, volunteers, researchers and charity workers.

Mr Johnson will be able to take some time out this evening after revealing his winter plans for Covid today – despite the tragic death of his mother.

His mother, professional painter Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who died last night at the age of 79.

The PM is set to be joined by other government ministers such as health secretary Sajid Javid and chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak.

Opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer is also in attendance as well as Professor Jonathan Van-Tam.

Events like this one have only been made possible by the tireless NHS and the vaccines campaign which has seen millions of Brits have jabs that protect them against severe Covid-19.

Who Cares Wins awards

The Who Cares Wins awards honour those who have helped take care of the nation.

Here are the categories:

  • 999 Hero
  • Best Charity
  • Best Doctor
  • Best Midwife
  • Best Nurse
  • Groundbreaking Pioneer
  • Mental Health Hero
  • National Lottery Award
  • Ultimate lifesaver
  • Unsung Hero
  • Young Hero

Two people who helped make that possible are also in attendance, Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert and Prof Andrew Pollard who helped spearhead the Oxford/AstraZenca vaccine.

After a hard year and a half battling through the pandemic, it’s never been more important to show our thanks to NHS workers and those who helped in the fight against the pandemic.

This year we have teamed up with The National Lottery and NHS Charities Together.

Last year generous Sun readers raised over £1million for the charity in order to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.

It will air on Channel 4 this Sunday at 7.30pm, but is taking place this evening – with TV favourite Davina McCall hosting.

This year there are two new awards – the 999 Hero award and the Caroline Flack Mental Health Hero award.

We are launching the 999 Hero award to celebrate the incredible work of our emergency services.

That includes ambulance workers, police, fire service and air ambulance personnel.

And this year’s Who Cares Wins awards is honouring the late TV presenter Caroline Flack by naming a gong in her honour with her family’s support.

Monthly mental health referrals across the UK hit their highest point in two years in August, with one in five suffering from depression at some point last year.

But there are incredible people who aim to make a difference in their communities – providing solace and a safe space for those who need to talk.

  • The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards will be broadcast on Channel 4 and All 4 on Sunday at 7.30pm.

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