Skills for Health arelooking for those extra-special people who put patient care first, strive to keep their team motivated and are true heroes to the healthcare sector.
Working with theÂ National Skills Academy for HealthÂ and in partnership withÂ UNISON, theÂ Our Health Heroes AwardsÂ have been created to acknowledge the significant contribution made by the support workforce, those who play a crucial role in delivering patient care on the front line.
The awards follow on from the success of the #OurHealthHeroes campaign we launched in February, encouraging all of you to share stories about how support workers are making a real difference.
The aim of the Our Health Heroes awards is to celebrate the 798,600 people across the UK health sector who work in roles such as healthcare assistants, assistant practitioners, porters, cleaners, caterers, maintenance workers and administrative staff, by encouraging colleagues, team leaders and supervisors to share their stories and give them the recognition they deserve.
Weâ€™ve teamed up with UNISON to launch the awards, the public sector union, which represents more than 1.3 million members and is the UKâ€™s largest union representing health workers, to tie into its One Team campaign, recognising the value of teamwork in the NHS.
Entrants can be nominated for one of two awards:
How to enter
Entrants can be put forward by their line manager, supervisor, UNISON branch or colleague. A short online application form needs to be completed, after ensuring the nominee is happy to be put forward.
The deadline for entries is midnight on 23rd September with the winner announcement taking place at an award ceremony in London at UNISON Headquarters on 29 November 2016.
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Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
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