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  For the Unsung Hero Awards 2020, the major theme is the discussion around Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health Provision in the UK. This has been illustrated through our previous post about the Salford Charity START and the use of creative outlets to help people cope with their mental health. START have also designed…

  At the Unsung Hero Awards, we love celebrating all the hard work and achievements from the non-medical and non-clinical NHS Staff and Volunteers and what’s even more special is when we get to hear in more detail the stories of all our well-deserving winners and nominees. Mandy Preece is from The Royal Bournemouth and…

The NHS and Veganism

15th January 2020

  As we head into the new year, and a new decade, this means New Year’s Resolutions and fresh starts. A recent trend, with a long history, which has risen in popularity more and more is Veganuary. In Veganuary people are encouraged to start to substitute their favourite animal-based foods, such as meat, dairy and…

Veganuary in the NHS

  Over the years there has been more mental health awareness than ever with days like ‘Mental Health Awareness Day’ (10th October) where people come forward and share their story of their struggles with bad mental health. Famous individuals like Jameela Jamil and Stephen Fry have also been using their platform to advocate for mental…

Time To Change

5th December 2019

A guest blog by Elisse Grint – Assurance Team Lead, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) signed up to the Time To Change pledge in 2011 and reaffirmed this pledge in 2017: “We pledge to change the way we think and act about mental health at work.” From this…

A guest blog by Russell Houghton, General Manager at Conexus Healthcare. Across the country the role of the general practice reception & admin teams are rapidly innovating and evolving to help practices best meet the needs of patients across England. In recent times, these teams have fundamental importance to the achievement of the NHS Long…

A guest blog by Sue Murphy, CEO, Catalyst. The benefits for Catalyst as part of the voluntary sector collaborating with the NHS are the understanding of local needs, high levels of trust and engagement with local communities, and the ability to work across multiple services to provide holistic care for individuals and building infrastructures that…

If you, your family, your friends have been helped by the NHS perhaps it’s time to say “Thank You” As founder of the Unsung Hero Awards I am proud to announce a brand new initiative giving you the chance to say a BIG THANK YOU to our NHS and gain valuable recognition for your company at the same time. Known as “Support & Connect” this unique opportunity…

Scotland the brave!

17th June 2019

Recently, the Unsung Hero Awards (UHA) Team had the great pleasure of visiting The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow  (QUEH). Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow  QUEH is a 1,677-bed acute hospital located in the south-west of Glasgow, Scotland. The hospital is built on the site of the former Southern General Hospital and opened at the end of April…

On Friday, May 31st, the UHA had a special visit to the Sally Sherman Ward in the East Ham Care Centre. The centre is part of East London NHS Foundation Trust and is a 19 bedded, mixed sex ward specialising in care for residents of Newham who have cognitive impairment and challenging behaviour. Amanda Piper being awarded at the 2019…

… and in this instance that someone is Karen Shields, Porter – Mortuary Assistant.  The UHA had the great honour of meeting Karen for the second time last Friday, 24th May, when we visited Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Scotland (video coming soon!).  Karen Shields, winning at the 2019 Unsung Hero Awards for Everyday Hero in Ancillary   We went to…

Back in November 2014, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, wrote: “NHS England’s recent work with people with learning disabilities, and this new report, all now prove that radical changes are needed in NHS and social care, so that people with learning disabilities and their families increasingly take control of how the services they want, and need…