Nominate Your NHS Unsung Hero

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At GoToJobBoard, we have made it our mission to thank the numerous non-medical NHS staff who do an outstanding job in the healthcare community. This is why our Unsung Hero Award campaign highlights the incredible work that the NHS non-medical healthcare staff do on a day-to-day basis.

Join us and say THANK YOU to non-medical workers you have met or talked to. Get involved and nominate your friend, family member or colleague for the next Unsung Hero AwardGive them a chance to become a winner of the national award for being the NHS Unsung Hero! 

We have launched a brand-new website, got loads of awards up for grabs and we want every NHS Trust in the country to get involved this year. This is an amazing opportunity to get your NHS Trust national recognition for the incredible work of your staff. Please visit our Unsung Hero Awards website and give your Unsung Heroes the credit they deserve. 

How to Enter

The Unsung Hero Awards entry process is simple and free for all. Anyone can nominate a non-medical NHS worker who they believe is an Unsung Hero - we believe anyone who has dedicated themselves to patient care deserves a nomination.

The non-medical sectors can include: 

Admin & Clerical, Senior Management, Medical Secretaries, Legal Services, Library Services, Clinical Coding, Finance, IT, Project Management, HR, PR & Communications, Healthcare Assistant, Support Worker, Sales, Procurement, Estates, Hotel Services, Catering, Drivers, Stores and Security.

You can nominate for the Unsung Hero Awards one of two following ways:

-   Using this Entry Form to submit your nominations 

-   Sending your nominations to and telling us which award category you put your nominations for and why they should be one of the winners of our Unsung Hero Awards. 

All nominees will get a free certificate stating they have been recognised as an Unsung Hero of the NHS. 

The Awards culminate in a special award ceremony in Manchester where the winners are announced in front of fellow nominees – the event usually takes place at the end of February.  

Find us on FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn for the latest news on this year’s Unsung Hero Award and get involved using #UHAwards.


About the Unsung Hero Award

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

Read the main information on the Unsung Hero Awards below or download the Entry Brochure and save it until it's more comfortable to read. 

Too often, the incredible work that the NHS and healthcare staff do every single day goes unnoticed. 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 WebsterBilly 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 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.

In 2017, 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 at The Place ApartHotel. Meet the winners of the Unsung Hero Award 2017 here: Meet our Unsung Hero Award 2017 Winners!

2018 marked the pivotal point for the Unsung Hero Awards with an event, again in Manchester, attended by over 350 people. The event was such a success that the decision was made to separate the Unsung Hero Awards from all of other commercial interests and incorporate the Unsung Hero Awards as a not for profit Community Interest Company.  This guarantees that all revenues received will be reinvested in the company helping it to grow for the benefit of all.

Nominate your NHS Unsung Heroes

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 the Unsung Hero Awards and we cannot let their work go unnoticed.

We invite you to send your nominations for non-medical Unsung Heroes through the official website of the Awards:

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

Please download 2017 Unsung Hero Awards Entry Brochure here: UHAwardsEntryBrochure.PDF

Written by Tatana Prichislenko, Marketing Manager at GoToJobBoard and Event Manager at the Unsung Hero Awards

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