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Stoptober is back again for 2020! Backed by Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation, Stoptober is a 28-day challenge aimed at encouraging the nation’s 8 million smokers to give up for the month of October and beyond. As with previous Stoptober campaigns, this year’s movement is based on the evidence that if a person can…

National Fitness Day

23rd September 2020

Today is National Fitness Day, a day which encourages the nation to celebrate fitness and physical activity. It’s a day for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to come together and take part in activities that promote a healthier, happier lifestyle. Providers across the UK are encouraged to offer the general public opportunities to…

Suicide Prevention Day

10th September 2020

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, which marks a global commitment to prevent suicide and encourage an open discussion about mental health. While progress is being made to break down stigmas, there is still a huge amount of work to do. Every life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend, or colleague. For each suicide,…

Diversity in the NHS

27th August 2020

Diversity, equality and inclusion is vital to the success of any organisation, but it is especially crucial when it comes to our National Health Service.   NHS culture is sustained by a set of core values including respect and dignity, compassion, and inclusion. The latter refers to a commitment to provide respect and significance to…

Our CEO Laura Tomlinson shares her thoughts on the evolution of the NHS, analysing how COVID-19 is changing the public image of our National Health Service for the better. It is clear that the outbreak of COVID-19 has shone a light on our society at large. One could go as far to call it an…

After assembling a formidable selection of board members, our very first Advisory Board meeting took place earlier this month with our CEO Laura Tomlinson. Our board is made up of six skilled individuals who each have their own unique insights into the NHS, which gives scope and clarity to the work that we do. The…

The 5th July was the 72nd Anniversary of our brilliant National Health Service and in the past few months everyone has been taking part in Clap for Carers every Thursday for both Medical and Non-Medical NHS staff, as well as inspirational front-line Keyworkers. It’s no surprise, therefore, that NHS Trusts up and down the country,…

Volunteering has always been an integral part of UK society, and the contributions of thousands of people from all different backgrounds who have volunteered in the NHS during lockdown has not gone unnoticed. Last week was Volunteers Week; a cause that takes place annually to celebrate and say “thank you” to the millions of volunteers,…

In the latest Coronavirus update, the Prime Minister announced that from the 4th July hotels, pubs, libraries, and hairdressers can reopen for business. Whilst still acknowledging the 1+ metre rule and maintaining that these businesses are ‘COVID secure’, this means that society is slowly getting back to normal after months of staying home and in…

Last week was Mental Health Awareness week; a campaign hosted by the Mental Health Foundation to raise awareness of mental health and promote positive mental health for all. The River’s Trust recently wrote a news article on their website about Mental Health Awareness Week all about the positive impact nature can have on one’s mood….

Room to Reward

11th May 2020

The main value the Unsung Hero Awards holds is the importance of giving back to the Non-Medical and Non-Clinical NHS Volunteers who deserve to be recognised and thanked for all their tireless efforts. Room to Reward is a charity that also loves to give back to volunteers in all sectors across the UK. Room to…

A guest blog by Sandie Curtis, CEO, of Special Mention Award Sponsor TAP.  What a pleasure and a privilege it was for TAP (Thank And Praise) to be part of the Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) in February of this year, celebrating the amazing Non-Medical and Non-Clinical Unsung Heroes in the NHS.A lot has happened since…