Who are these people?

As far as I know not one of them has ever made a diagnosis, carried out a surgical procedure or even prescribed medication but without them our wonderful NHS would grind to a halt and none of the above would or could be carried out. 

Who are these people with such power? 

Well, whenever you visit a hospital or medical centre you will probably walk past many of these people without batting an eyelid.  Many of them are “invisible” – our thoughts are usually for a relative undergoing treatment and we are thinking how they have got on in the operating theatre, worse still we might just be thinking of ourselves if we are going to meet a doctor. 

The people we don’t usually think about are the ones “behind the scenes” who have been instrumental in making the operation possible in the first place.  These are the people who make your stay in hospital as safe and as comfortable as it can be.  These are the people that have made it so you can see Dr Jones very quickly instead of waiting for many weeks.

These are the Medical Secretaries who type the letters and arrange the appointments, the Porters who ensure vital information (patient notes and the like) get to the right place at the right time, the Catering staff, the Cleaning staff and please don’t forget the IT staff who keep all that technology going.

We call these people “The Unsung Heroes” of the NHS.  


This is not to diminish or lessen in any way our heartfelt thanks to all the amazing doctors, surgeons, nurses and associated health professionals – the “front line” of the NHS but at 49% staffing levels, the Non-Medical staff are a force to be reckoned with and yet they have never really been celebrated!  Until now…..

The UnsungHero Awards is the only national award ceremony dedicated to celebrating the amazing work carried out all over the country by the non-medical staff and on March 1st 2019 the 5th awards ceremony will take place in The Hilton, Manchester.

Nominations were officially opened by the UHA team on Monday 3rd September at AlderHey Children’s Hospital

Whether you are interested in nominating a colleague or even a team, sponsoring or partnering UHA on the event, being a judge or just getting involved please check out the latest information at https://www.unsungheroawards.com/

Just so you know, The Unsung Hero Awards is a CIC which means it is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and max20 are proud to be one of their partners.

If I can be of any further help please let me know and I will put you in touch with the right member of the team 

Don Tomlinson 

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