About to start filming for the tenth series of CBBC’s multi-BAFTA award-winning programme ‘Operation Ouch!’, the Operation Ouch Awards are back and Dr Chris, Dr Xand and Dr Ronx want to know your real life stories.

Are you or do you know someone, aged between 6-16-years-old who is a medical hero?

The awards recognise incredible medical heroes who have been Outstanding, Unbelievable, Caring and/or Heroic. Entries fall into the four categories:

Nomination Categories:

OUCH! FIRST AID AWARD

(eg performed accurate first aid and helped someone in need. Please let us know if they learnt this First Aid from watching Operation Ouch!)

OUCH! LIFE SAVING AWARD

(eg performed an act of courage and/or called the emergency services and saved a life/lives)

OUCH! BIG HEART AWARD

(eg done something selfless such as caring for a relative, raising money/awareness/campaigning for charity or even donated an organ)

OUCH! PERSONAL COURAGE AWARD

(eg come through adversity – this is an award for children dealing with a medical issue but despite this are doing extraordinary things)

If you know of any young people that are eligible for the awards, we would love it if you would nominate them or encourage their friends and family to nominate them for an award.

To be eligible, the medical event or medical issue that has led to the award nomination must have occurred from 24/03/2020 onwards or have been ongoing. 

Find out more and download the application form here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/operation-ouch-heroes.

Please ask a parent or guardian to complete it and email to: [email protected]

Or you can post it to

The Ouch! Awards, Maverick Television, 3-7 Ray Street, London, EC1R 3DR.

Please note nominations close midnight on 20 June 2021. Any applications received after this date and time will not be considered.