TOP TV doc Hilary Jones will host a star-studded ceremony to hand out awards to Herefordshire’s 2020 care heroes.

The star of Good Morning Britain has agreed to present the live broadcast of the Hereford Times’ Health and Social Care Awards ceremony in October.

Of course live broadcasts hold no fears for Dr Hilary, who appears on the Lorraine Show in his slot The Pulse, where he takes a look at the health topics being discussed in the media.

The awards ceremony, being held digitally this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, will see 12 awards handed out to individuals and teams nominated because of their outstanding work.

The awards recognise the dedication and professionalism of health and social care staff and are particularly appropriate this year because of the pandemic.

The awards ceremony promises to be a star-studded affair, with more TV celebrities dropping in during the broadcast.

Host Dr Hilary remains a regular columnist for Rupert Murdoch’s Sun Newspaper’s Fabulous Magazine and is a Guest Presenter on BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright show – the most listened to radio show in Europe.

He qualified from the Royal Free Hospital medical school in 1976 and in 1979 he was the single-handed doctor on Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic, the most isolated inhabited island in the world. Later he was a trouble-shooting medical practitioner in the Shetland.

He became a GP and in the late 80's joined TV AM, at that time the most successful breakfast television programme in the world.

He is the author of several books and novels, the latest being ' A Day In Your Life' published by Bantam Press.

He is a Patron of or Ambassador to a number of his chosen charities including The Meningitis Research Foundation, Get Ahead Charity, Matt Hampson Foundation, The Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation, Northern Lights Charity, The London Air Ambulance Charity, The Stroke Association, Diabetes UK, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and British Heart Foundation and Pancreatic Action Charity.

Watch out for details of more stars appearing at the ceremony at

You can also go there nominate your care heroes – individual or teams – for an award. But be quick, entries close on August 21.