Nominate Your NHS Unsung Hero

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About the Unsung Hero Award

One job board to unite the unsung heroes of the healthcare community - the non-medical non-clinical staff

Too often, the incredible work that the NHS and healthcare staff do every single day goes unnoticed. At GoToJobBoard we have made it our mission to thank those people who are doing an outstanding job in Non-Medical/ Non-Clinical sectors of the healthcare community.

In 2014 we wanted to highlight the selfless and committed nature of non-medical healthcare workers, so our team organised the first Unsung Heroes Award. Since the beginning of December that year, people were encouraged to nominate anyone on the Non-Medical/ Non-Clinical side of the NHS who had gone above and beyond in their job. The nominations covered an enormous amount of different categories, including the following: Medical Secretaries, Project Managers, Senior Managers, Receptionists, Schedulers, etc. At the beginning of 2015 three behind-the-scenes NHS workers (Ghislaine Webster, Billy Fisk and Sue Buckley) were awarded for their contribution to patient care and excellent service. In addition to the recognition from their friends and colleagues, the winners have received the Unsung Hero trophy (pictured above) and an iPad mini from GoToJobBoard: The NHS and Healthcare career experts.

In 2015 our award, which aims to highlight the amazing work done by people in non-medical roles, has found received massive support from the healthcare workers and their friends and relatives. GoToJobBoard received nearly 100 nominations from across the country! After scrupulous analysis of each story, our team revealed the next winners being James Long, Rehanah Sadiq and Enid Dunn.   

To the delight of our team, the Unsung Heroes Award 2015/2016 gained a loud presence in the national media from ITV and the Daily Mirror supporting our initiative and encouraging us to keep on spreading an idea of uniting the unsung heroes of the healthcare community.

This year, for the first time, the Award culminated in a special ceremony in Manchester where the winners were announced in front of fellow nominees – the event took place on the 3rd of February 2017. Meet the winners of the Unsung Hero Award 2017 here: Meet our Unsung Hero Award 2017 Winners!

If you believe you know incredible people who have dedicated themselves tirelessly to patient care and deserve a nation-wide announcement of their commitment to difficult work, we ask you to submit your nominations for our next Unsung Hero Award. From IT developers to HR staff, from administrative assistants to speech therapists, and even a bereavement counsellor – all non-medical roles within the NHS and healthcare sector are appreciated by GoToJobBoard and we cannot let their work go unnoticed.

Each year, in October, we invite you to send your nominations for non-medical Unsung Heroes through We are excited to see who we’ll meet next year! 

If you would like to get in touch with us with any questions or comments regarding the Unsung Hero Awards event, you can do so by emailing 

Also, why not follow us on Twitter at @GTJBNHS and keep up to date with the awards by using the hashtag #UnsungHeroAward?



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