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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 the pandemic has not gone unnoticed. This year, volunteers are more valued than ever, as many people have stepped forward to volunteer for the NHS in aid…

During lockdown, the Unsung Hero Awards have focused on the amazing work that Non-Medical and Non-Clinical NHS staff have done; from Volunteers to Therapy Pets. However, another group of people who deserve to be congratulated for their work and dedication are the young NHS staff on the frontline. The NHS reported in April that nearly…

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. However, like many other organisations, it talked about Covid-19’s impact on our mental health and well-being.   From having to isolate, in some cases alone, to losing family…

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…

The NHS are under more pressure than ever amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, but as we stand outside clapping on our doorstep and remember to stay inside, we know who we’re doing this for – the amazing NHS staff, both medical and non-medical, that are fighting on the frontline. NHS Ambulance Services in particular have been…