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Last Friday marked the 2021 Awards at the Marriott V&A Hotel in Manchester. A venue that we had only been connected to for around five hours as our guests started to arrive. In fact, the 2021 Awards had been booked months in advance to take place at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in…

We welcome a guest blog from Joe Langtree, Operations Director for charity Room to Reward, who have partnered with the Unsung Hero Awards since 2019, offering hotel stays for our shortlisted volunteers and winners. We are grateful to have them back on board for 2021, so we can continue to give even more back to…

“These are really special people, and recognition is good for everybody…” Amanda Piper, Housekeeper, East London NHS Foundation Trust and 2019 Winner for Estates & Ancillary. The Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) are the only National Awards for Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff and Volunteers who go above and beyond the call of duty. The Awards…

2021 Shortlisted

27th August 2021

We have now posted our 2021 Shortlist and the UHA Team are positively over-whelmed at the many stories we have read regaling the passion and the dedication of the hundreds of individuals and teams nominated via the site since May. However, of all those nominated, the nominators behind our 32 shortlisted must be extra proud…

Double click on the image below to enlarge or scroll down to read the shortlist Full texts on all the shortlisted nominations will be posted online on a daily basis over the upcoming weeks. Please follow us on Facebook to see your nomination in full.  Admin & Clerical Rosalind Charlett Neuroradiology Secretary Oxford University Hospitals…

Now with only one week to go before nominations for 2021 close, we take a final look into standout entries for our Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS superstars for 2021!  For confidentiality reasons, names of nominees will not be given, alongside no mention of the Trust. The focus for the UHA Team, who have been reading…

Three weeks to go before nominations for 2021 close, we take a third look into standout entries for our Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS superstars for 2021!  For confidentiality reasons, names of nominees will not be given, alongside no mention of the Trust. The focus for the UHA Team, who have been reading and pre-sorting every…

On Tuesday 8th of June we said “goodbye” temporarily to our mascot at the Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) – our Baby Bee. It flew away to Salford Royal NHS FT, where it will be on display for around the next six months in the main reception. The Bee has long been the symbol of the…

Close to a month of nominations being open, we take a second look into standout entries for our Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS superstars for 2021!  For confidentiality reasons, names of nominees will not be given, alongside no mention of the Trust. The focus for the UHA Team, who have been reading and pre-sorting every nomination…

Volunteering in the NHS

1st June 2021

NHS Volunteers have always made a huge contribution to our health and wellbeing, giving their time, skills and expertise freely each year to support services across the country. They play a crucial part in the NHS’s vision for the future of health and social care, working in partnership with staff members to deliver the best…

With nominations now open for close to two weeks, and the Unsung Hero Awards receiving more nominations in one week than in previous years (!!), there are some amazing stories to share… For confidentiality reasons, names of nominees will not be given, alongside no mention of the Trust. The focus for the UHA Team, who…

In current society, we’re tackling stigmas and breaking down barriers more than ever before. Equality and diversity needs to be at the very forefront of all organisations, ensuring that people with mental and physical disabilities are included and supported. That they not only ‘survive’, but thrive also!  This is an initiative that is put into…