A word from our CEO
In 2015, the first ever three winners were visited in their Trusts (one winner in the North, one winner in the Midlands and one winner in the South) and presented with a trophy and a certificate. Since that pivotal time, the UHA has continued to grow rapidly year on year. At the awards we currently hold the largest amount of Non- Medical / Non-Clinical NHS staff in one room on a national scale.
My journey with the UHA started in late 2017, and has grown in unbelievable ways over the past five years. During this time, I have had the privilege of directly influencing an altruistic marketing idea to become a Community Interest Company (CIC) in its own right. The UHA holds weight as a National Awards through its approach in recognising those who can often go unnoticed. In such a way, we have been recognised by the NHS in a positive manner.
I am proud to head the UHA into new and exciting avenues, especially at a time where the staff of the NHS as a whole are widely viewed in the public as being ‘unsung heroes’. There is still a long way to go to increase the awareness of Non-Medical / Non-Clinical staff and Volunteers in the NHS, but for myself the privilege is in the process.