Margaret Canavan – a true health hero

Belfast ward housekeeper and UNISON member named ‘operational support worker of the year’ at prestigious awards ceremony

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Do you know a health hero and want to make sure they’re recognised?

Nominations for the 2018 Our Health Heroes, honouring the vital work done by NHS support staff, are now open and close on 16 September

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Vote now for your health hero

Help celebrate the unsung heroes of the NHS – voting closes on 6 November

Our Health Heroes awards – the night in pictures

Check out the pictures from the Our Health Heroes awards

Our Health Heroes

Last night the winners of the inaugural Our Health Heroes were announced at a glamorous event in London

UK’s health heroes revealed

An ambulance worker from Berwick and a day centre receptionist from Belfast are the first ever winners of the Our Health Heroes awards, set up to celebrate the work of the thousands of support staff who keep the NHS running behind the scenes. Iain Scott and Elizabeth Cameron received their awards today (Tuesday) at a special ceremony hosted by Skills for Health, the National […]

Celebrating Our Health Heroes

As Britain’s biggest union for health workers – with half a million members in the NHS and other healthcare organisations – we’ll take any opportunity to praise the remarkable people who consistently provide excellence.

‘They are not just heroes within our union – they’re heroes to their communities too’

I’m proud of the job people who work in the health service do 24 hours a day, seven days a week: UNISON will always fight their corner against this government – by any means possible

Vote for your health hero

24 regional finalists named in search for unsung heroes of the NHS

Who is your health hero?

Nominations are now open for the UK’s only dedicated awards scheme to celebrate the healthcare support workforce

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Do you know a health hero?

Our Health Heroes awards launched during One Team for Patient Care week of action

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It’s almost time for our One Team parties

Get read for July’s celebration of the whole NHS team, including our new awards for health heroes

Celebrating our health heroes

National Skills Academy for Health director Candace Miller explains how it supports and celebrates healthcare support workers