The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers


Award Category:

Volunteer of the year

Individual or Team Nomination?


Qualifying Qualities

In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:

  • Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
  • Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
  • Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
  • A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.

Nominators Answer

Nominee's story :

Sue Wood - nominated for her contribution to service improvement as a patient representative and specifically throughout the pandemic. She is a member of our Patient Carer Cancer Involvement Groups at Blackpool Teaching Hospital. She is a cancer patient and carer and brings her lived experiences to support us in developing our services and support for patients and carers. Sue has recently joined a group of us in an NHSEngland Cancer Patient Experience Collaborative improvement project. She has dedicated time above and beyond to support us and joined a national network group as part of the project. She is a true partner - guiding and challenging us, utilising her project management career to support us. On the day of our national feedback Sue joined us , supported leading the presentation and closing remarks. She has been incredible and the teams involved across Lancashire & South Cumbria Cancer Alliance feel she deserve recognition for her dedication to supporting improvement for other cancer patients and loved one. We have all learnt so much from Sue.

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