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When we think of the NHS, we often think of those who provide medical care. But for the health service to work effectively, there needs to be a huge array of staff members that work behind the scenes to make that happen. Estates and Ancillary is such an area specialised by staff who provide a…

The efforts of the NHS to physically combat the spread of coronavirus have been nothing short of outstanding. However, there are aspects of the NHS that have been dealing with the impact of the pandemic in other ways, namely those that go the extra mile to support our mental health services. NHS mental health services…

Many of us have faced challenges over the past few months, both personally and professionally. Many organisations have had to navigate unchartered waters, adapting everything from business models to strategies, processes, and staffing levels. But, despite these more stressful times, there is plenty of opportunity for businesses to renew and move forwards. So how can…

As we continue to catch up with some of our past UHA winners, we really are reminded of the amazing hard work and commitment of those who work for our National Health Service. Amanda Piper demonstrates the qualities that really do make the NHS what it is today; her outstanding kindness and dedication to patients…

  It’s been a difficult year for all of us, but those on the front line have faced their own unique set of challenges as they provide care and support in the wake of COVID-19. Sean Daisy, a Business Support Manager for South East Coast Ambulance Service, has continued to assist 111 and 999 services…

It’s always a pleasure to check in with our past winners, and our chat with Carl Ramsdale was no exception. Carl won the Leader of the Year Award back in 2019, demonstrating his patience and dedication to those who took part in an internship at Derbyshire Community Health Service. Since then, Carl has gone on…

At the Unsung Hero Awards, we love being able to recognise the dedication and hard work of Non-Medical and Non-Clinical NHS staff and volunteers across the UK. But the UHA isn’t just an awards evening- it’s about sharing the stories of the those who go the extra mile to reach our communities, and champion individuals…

When we think of Healthcare Heroes, we often think of those who are more visible in the public eye; Doctors, Nurses, and frontline Hospital workers. While these staff members are absolutely crucial to the running of the NHS and the delivery of tailored healthcare, it’s important to remember those who go above and beyond outside…

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…