The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers

2021 Unsung Hero Awards Shortlist

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A graphic showing the shortlist for the Unsung Hero Awards 2021

Admin & Clerical

Rosalind Charlett

Neuroradiology Secretary

Oxford University Hospitals NHS FTCovid Vaccine Admin Team

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Rebecca Keefe

Cancer Business Partner

Southend University Hospital NHS FT

Sheila Bekoe

Secretary to Dr Jaco Nel

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust


IT & Digital

Amaraghosha Carter

Associate Director of I.T

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Michael Lympany

Systems and Development Manager

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Clinical Illustrations

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Margo Smith

Service Delivery Operational Manager

The Health Informatics Service (Part of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust)


Estates & Ancillary

Paula Betterton

Driver Porter

West London NHS Trust

Emma Hilton

Emergency Planning Adviser

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Mel Crawford

Operational Manager Serco

Barts Health NHS Trust

Jim Copland

Lead Engineer

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Corporate Services

Health ISVA Team

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

HR Operations Team

University Hospitals of North Midlands

Finance and Procurement Team

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Education Training Team

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Apprentice of the Year

Lauren Butler

Logistics Assistant

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Lauren Eyers

Communications Officer

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Millie Gregory

Theatre Administration Assistant

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust

Maisie Bunn

Administrative Apprentice

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust

Nicola Jeffery 

Operations Lead 

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust 


Volunteer of the Year

Colin Ogden

Volunteer Driver

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

NGH Volunteers

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Nigel Toms

Community First Responder

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Karen Weites


Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mental Wellness Champion

Catriona Rowland

Wellbeing Lead / Quality Improvement Manager

Barts Health NHS Trust

Team Emergency Department

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Jill Palmer

Wellbeing Advisor

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

Giovanna Richards

Mental Health & Wellbeing Manager

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Public Choice

Abigail Staveley

Practice Manager – Lunesdale GP Surgery

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Sabir Hussain

Music Producer

British Asian Radio 

Kim Dwyer

Medicine Staffing Bleep Holder

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tom Rollinson

Reducing Conveyance Lead (Derbyshire)

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust