Do you know a health hero?

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

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, launched this week by UNISON, in partnership with Skills for Health and the National Skills Academy for Health could be just the thing for you.

They 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.

Their launch coincides with a UNISON week of action as part of the union’s One Team for Patient Care campaign – and with the 68th birthday of the NHS, which came into being on 5 July 1948.

All this week, UNISON branches across the UK are celebrating the essential work of support service staff in our NHS.

The closing date for nominations in each of the two categories of this year’s awards – clinical support worker of the year and operational support worker of the year – is 23 September.

The award ceremony itself will take place on 29 November at the UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY.

For more information, email

Enter the awards, or nominate someone.

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