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Our Health Heroes Awards 2022 finalists announced

17 January 2022

The unsung heroes of the NHS have their chance to shine at the Our Health Heroes Awards which celebrates the wider healthcare workers who support NHS doctors and nurses on the frontline. 

Sponsored by Health Education England, the awards are open to NHS staff from porters and cleaners to receptionists, gardeners, and security guards, who make up roughly 40% of the NHS’ million strong workforce. 

Our finalists have done some remarkable work, now it’s up to you to help recognise and shine a light on them; voting is now open. 

Our Health Heroes Awards 2022 received hundreds of nominations; these have now been cut down to 12 finalists, the categories include: 

Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Healthcare, sponsored by NHS Employers 

Breakthrough Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by UNISON 

Exceptional NHS Operational Support Worker of the Year, sponsored by UNISON 

Inspirational Clinical Support Worker of the Year 

Voting is open now and will run until 4th February. 

Dr Navina Evans, Chief Executive of headline sponsors Health Education England, comments: 

“Health Education England is delighted to be sponsoring the Our Health Heroes awards. We know that there are challenges ahead as we continue to deal with significant pressures from rising COVID-19 infections. However, the skill, determination and spirit shown by our healthcare support workers including the finalists announced today, means we face the future with confidence.” 

More information can be found here. 

Good luck to all the finalists.  

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