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Pets as Therapy

18th February 2020

Unsung Heroes can come in many shapes and sizes – and this includes furry and four-legged. Whether you are a cat, dog, or even a reptile loving person, there is no denying the positive effect a pet can have on your well-being. ‘Pets as Therapy’ is a renowned charity, founded in 1983, whose aim is…

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. What makes it even more special is being able to hear the stories of all our well-deserving winners and nominees in more detail. Mandy Preece of The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals…

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…

A guest blog by Russell Houghton, General Manager, 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 had fundamental importance to the achievement of the NHS Long…

A guest blog by Sue Murphy, CEO, Catalyst and 2019 Judge of Special Mention Award 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…

The final point of attraction before another successful Awards wrapped and the Disco and Entertainments began was our first ever UHA raffle! This year we were fortunate to have it presented by Coronation Street Star Antony Cotton,  who also presented the ‘Patient’s Choice Award’ with his mother and past UHA winner, Enid Dunn.  Antony was…

In Part 1 we saw guests arriving at The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester to a Champagne Drinks Reception where close up Magician Ian Lavin and our Compere Don Tomlinson welcomed everyone to the 5th National Annual Unsung Hero Awards for NHS Non-Medical/Non-Clinical Staff and Volunteers…. The first half of the Awards focused on the following…

On Friday, March 1st 2019, the Unsung Hero Awards celebrated in style at The Hilton, Manchester, with over 350 guests in attendance.  We welcomed NHS ‘Unsung Heroes’ from Trusts across the UK, including locations as diverse as Borders, Cardiff and Kent. We were also joined by a strong cohort of Senior Management from National Trusts and…

  The UHA were recently visited at our offices by Karl Roberts, Senior Programme Lead from the NHS Leadership Academy. We wanted to interview Karl to find out how he became involved in the NHS nearly three decades ago, the importance of Non-Medical/Non-Clinical staff in the NHS, and what the Unsung Hero Awards means to…

  Marguerita Gallagher has worked at The Christie for ten years in the Cancer Information Centre, supporting patients in several areas. Her small team prepares all new patients who are facing hair loss due to treatment. Marguerita and her colleagues will prepare patients for losing not only the hair on their heads, but their eyebrows…

The Unsung Hero Roadshow has been out and about again. We made our first visit to the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, who share their office with NHS England staff and all work behind Front-Line Staff of the NHS to continue the best running of UK Trusts. Jackie Chrystan, Business Co-Ordinator, ensured that…

The Unsung Hero Awards team have been on the road again – and more and more people are nominating their Unsung heroes as a result. The UHA roadshow pulled up at the Countess of Chester Hospital, the city’s main hospital which was officially named this by Princess Diana and Prince Charles in 1984, and we…