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Established in 2015, the Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) are the only national awards to promote non-medical, non-clinical NHS Staff and Volunteers. Since starting, we have handed out a total of 65 awards (including one to a dog!), with even more nominations across the years. From volunteers and mental wellness champions to admin and corporate service…

Porters are, in many ways, the heartbeat of NHS hospitals. These crucial members of staff are vital to the smooth running of the NHS. Responsible for moving important items and people around the hospital, Porters’ interactions can make all the difference in making patients feel cared for.  At the Unsung Hero Awards, we recognise the…

As we move further into autumn, some people may find the dark nights and short days a little harder. From the cost-of-living crisis to the Christmas shopping season on the horizon, stress can build at this time of year. If you work for the NHS this is also a very busy season, especially with the…

Who do you think of when you think about the NHS? Perhaps it’s the amazing doctors and nurses who spring to mind, but how often do we take a moment to consider the non-medical staff? Often, these people don’t get enough praise. That’s why – as the only national awards for non-clinical NHS staff &…

At a time when misinformation and misleading advice is common across social media, it’s important to know which sources you can trust. This is especially true when it comes to health and wellbeing! Here at Unsung Hero Awards HQ, we like to keep an eye on healthcare social media accounts, and in this blog, we’ve…

GP Receptionists are the first point of call for NHS patients. They are often the first faces people see when they come into the surgery and the first voices they hear, yet these non-medical members of staff are often the unsung heroes of the NHS. We spoke to NHS GP Receptionist Ciara (name changed for…

Guest Blog by Justin Hall, Director, Non-Clinical Recruitment, NHS Professionals Doctors, nurses and other clinical staff are often the first thing people think of when they think of the NHS – and for good reason. They save and transform lives and that’s enough to make them the heroes of the NHS in most people’s eyes….

In our final interview of our 2021 Winners Series, we speak with Sheila Bekoe, Admin & Clerical Winner based at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. We ask Sheila how her daily working life changed during the Pandemic, how she got involved with Charity work with struggling BAME families in Greater Manchester, her role in the…

Following on from National Apprenticeship Week celebrations earlier this month, we interview Lauren Eyers from Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, who won for Apprentice of the Year at the 2021 Unsung Hero Awards. Lauren talks to us about successfully completing her Apprenticeship Scheme, the resilience showed by her during the Pandemic, her role as Mentor to…

This week we talk with Paula Betterton from West London NHS who won for Estates & Ancillary at the 2021 Unsung Hero Awards. Paula talks to us about her stand-out achievements during the time of Covid, as well as the additional duties that she took on. We also find out what winning an Unsung Hero…

Continuing on our 2021 Winner Interview series, we talk with Sabir Hussain from British Asian Radio who won for Public Choice at the 2021 Unsung Hero Awards. Sabir talks about his 26 years in the music industry, how his involvement in governmental work has helped disabled and underprivileged youth, how his loyalty to the NHS saw him put forward…

Happy New year! To kick off 2022 in style, we are chatting to Catriona Rowland from Barts Health NHS Trust who won for Mental Wellness Champion at the 2021 Unsung Hero Awards in November. Catriona speaks on what being shortlisted for an Unsung Hero Award meant to her, what her role as a Mental Health…