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

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Award Category

The below categories represent the majority of Non-Medical / Non-Clinical staff and volunteer roles within the NHS.

  • Admin & Clerical

    Admin & Clerical

    Admin and Clerical is the Non-Medical / Non-Clinical support system of the NHS.


    Admin and Clerical provides a human touch in a processed-based role. Individuals and teams who work in this area must be proficient and well organised as amongst other important tasks, they are working with detailed records of patients and staff.

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  • IT & Digital

    IT & Digital

    IT and Digital is the Non-medical / Non-Clinical backbone of the NHS.


    IT and Digital services create smooth systems and ensure that patient information is available in the right place, at the right time, for clinicians to deliver the right care. The department powers technology that gives clinicians new insights into illness and disease and provides solutions that make patient care better, while also improving the working lives of NHS staff.

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  • Estates & Ancillary

    Estates & Ancillary

    Estates and Ancillary is the Non-Medical / Non-Clinical maintenance of the NHS.


    Estates and Ancillary provides the essential delivery of all NHS services. Individuals and teams who work across this sector cover inside and outside repairs and maintenance of Hospitals and the grounds around them.

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  • Corporate Services

    Corporate Services

    Corporate Services are the day to day Non-Medical / Non-Clinical functions of the NHS.


    Corporate Services provides support to many areas of a Hospital, including internal and external Communications – the ‘voice’ of the NHS, and Business Services, which make sure finances are properly budgeted and spent wisely and that staff are recruited fairly and properly trained. Individuals and Teams who work across this area must directly support patients, staff, and organisations inside and outside the NHS.

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  • Apprentice of The Year

    Apprentice of The Year

    Apprentices are the New Non-Medical / Non-Clinical faces of the NHS.


    Apprenticeships in the NHS are varied and are open to anyone from the age of 16 upwards. They differ in their level, intensity, and duration. Apprenticeships provide a route into hundreds of different careers within the NHS and contribute to making the staff (and Unsung Heroes!) of tomorrow. Individuals who are undertaking an apprenticeship are being paid to acquire new skills and knowledge.

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  • Volunteer of The Year

    Volunteer of The Year

    Volunteering is the Non-Medical / Non-Clinical heart of the NHS.


    Volunteers are vital to the continued running of the NHS and make a huge contribution to the health of the nation by giving their time, skills, and passion to support the NHS. Individuals who work in this much appreciated area cover all age ranges and skill sets, and support staff, patients, and the public.

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  • Mental Wellness Champion

    Mental Wellness Champion

    A Mental Wellness Champion is the Non-Medical / Non-Clinical equality driving force within the NHS.


    A Mental Wellness Champion is an individual, Team, or Volunteer in a Non-Medical / Non-Clinical setting who actively works to enhance the mental wellness, focus, resilience, and confidence of the staff at their place of work. Other Mental Wellness Champions might work at a regional or national level and provide NHS Approved guidelines and initiatives for inclusion across the NHS for its staff. 

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  • Public Choice

    Public Choice

    Where would the NHS be without the Public who use its services every second of every day?

    Public Choice is open to all members or the public who have had a direct or indirect positive experience with a Non-Clinical / Non-Medical member of staff, or a Volunteer, in the past year.

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