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Our Health Heroes awards

Do you know a support worker in the NHS who deserves national recognition for their dedication?

Perhaps you’re one yourself?

Then the Our Health Heroes awards, organised by Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health, could be just the thing for you

The awards recognise and promote the significant contribution support workers make in delivering patient care and celebrate those who take special pride in their roles.

So if you work in the health service and know anyone whose contribution to your team or department deserves special recognition, nominate them to be one of Our Health Heroes.

UNISON has been a key sponsor of the awards since they launched in 2016. This year we are sponsoring the Operational Services Support Worker of the Year award.

To mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, this year’s awards also include a lifetime achievement #NHS70 award

These awards are a fantastic opportunity to value the hard work and dedication of healthcare support staff, whose work often goes unrecognised, and to reflect the aims of UNISON’s  One Team campaign.

Please promote the awards to colleagues and to ask them to nominate individuals who deserve to win in all the different categories, particularly the UNISON sponsored award.

Nominations must be submitted by the employer (manager, team leader or colleague) on behalf of the support worker, and be received by 23 September 2018.

Further details can be found at on the Skills for Health website:

2018 Our Health Heroes awards.