Award Categories

The Unsung Hero Awards is split across 18 different Awards.

The main Award categories are “Everyday Hero Award”, “Leader of the Year” and “Team of the Year”. 

These categories celebrate the work of non-medical NHS staff within 4 different disciplines: Admin & Clerical, Ancillary, Corporate Functions and IT.

Additionally, there are six individual awards: "Apprentice of the Year", "Volunteer of the Year", "Life Saver Award", "Lifetime Service Award", "Patients' Choice Award" and "Special Mention Award".

All Award categories will be judged by a panel of expert judges, including judges from The NHS Leadership Academy and NHS England, as well as previous winners of the Unsung Hero Awards. 

Please see a more in-depth description of our Award Categories below: