The UHA visited London to catch up with winner Amanda Piper, who is based at the Sally Sherman Ward in the East Ham Care Centre. The centre is a mixed sex ward specialising in care for residents who have cognitive impairment and challenging behaviour. During our visit we were showed a real 'behind the scenes' look at what life is like for it's residents, as well as just how much the in-house team care for them. We listened to soulful gospel music and left with a deeper appreciation of the power of teamwork, and an increased sense of gratitude to Amanda, and all of our deserving nominees and winners.   
Every once in a while, you meet someone really special and in this instance that someone is Karen Shields, Porter – Mortuary Assistant. The UHA had the great honour of meeting Karen for the second time last Friday, 24th May, when we visited Borders General Hospital, Melrose, Scotland...  
In this month’s guest blog, we meet Sheila Mughal from the company Enovation, a proud sponsor of the Unsung Hero Awards for the past two years. Sheila explains the role of technology in an ever-advancing NHS; a role that often sees computers and operational processes as ‘Unsung Heroes’ in their own rights. She breaks down what Enovation’s role is in providing patients and NHS staff with a better user experience, and states why her company continues to choose to support the Unsung Hero Awards.
The UHA visits the Learning Disability Network HQ for NHS England in Leeds, to meet with two of it's founding members who are working to promote the importance of engaging more with people with learning disabilities and autism, employing more people within the NHS with learning disabilities and autism, and learning how to care and treat more people with learning disabilities and autism in the UK. 
Don Tomlinson and Tracy Scott from the Unsung Hero Awards travelled to Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust recently to meet and interview their Chief Operating Officer Helen Barker, and PA and nominee for the 2019 Awards, Sue Laycock. Helen reflects positively  on the award process and shares insights on how her Trust works to recognise all staff working together with the common goal of continuing to improve patient care and better patient outcomes.   
Don Tomlinson, founder of max20 Ltd and the Unsung Hero Awards writes a guest blog for April, where he shares insights from his team's attendance at the awards and his MC responsibility on the night. 
Part 3 of the 2019 Unsung Hero Awards, the Raffle is hosted by Coronation Street Star Antony Cotton, the Disco and Entertainments run until the early hours and when attendees finally have to leave they do so on a high! 
Part 2 of the 2019 Unsung Hero Awards, in which guests celebrate at The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester the 2019 Awards in style, our second key note speaker blows away the audience and all the winners are announced. 
Part 1 of the 2019 Unsung Hero Awards, in which guests arrive at The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester to a Champagne drinks reception where close up magician Ian Lanvin and our compere, Don Tomlinson welcomed everyone to the 5th National Annual Unsung Hero Awards for NHS Non-Medical staff and volunteers....
Room to Reward are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Unsung Hero Awards to recognise the contribution of non-medical volunteers to the NHS.
We were visited by Karl Roberts from NHS Leadership Academy and interviewed him on all things NHS and UHA!
Marguerita Gallagher has worked at The Christie for ten years in the Cancer Information Centre, supporting patients in several areas. Her small team prepares all new patients who are facing hair loss due to treatment. In our interview Marguerita explains how she became the End of Life Wedding Planner for The Christie, and just how far she will go to make sure that her patients' receive their final wishes... 
The UHA visits Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, who share their office with NHS England staff and whom all work behind front-line staff to continue the best running of the NHS.
Free tickets to all our 2019 nomineees to attend Northern Power Futures on 23-24 November 2018. 
Cerner are one of our key sponsors for the 2019 event, which will culminate with a gala awards ceremony at the Deansgate Hilton, Manchester, on March 1.
The Unsung Hero Awards visits Countess of Chester, where they go on behind-the-scences trips to visit a past winner and a true engine-room of the Trust. 
The Unsung Hero Awards visits Blackpool where they are greeted by friendly staff and volunteers, and even get a sneak peak behind a mystery plastic-covered structure.... 
Unsung Hero Awards 2019 are delighted to have the support of Reed.co.uk.
The Unsung Hero Awards continue on their 'Trust Tour' by visiting Royal Bolton Hospital. 
The Unsung Hero Awards continue on their 'Trust Tour' by visiting the world-renowned Chrisite in South Manchester. 
The Unsung Hero Awards visited Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to officially open nominations for the 2019 awards with Corrie star Anthony Cotton.
As we mark 5 years of the Unsung Hero Awards in 2019, we are looking back at our history of celebrating non-medical staff... 
The offical opening of the 2019 Unsung Hero Awards, on Monday the 3rd of September at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. 
Sponsorship proposals come in many different styles, but a winning sponsorship proposal will have certain key elements that make it successful. This months blog looks at five key steps for managing the important process of going from Sponsorship seeker, to a Marketing partner. Ennsuring that you create a partnership that’s not only relevant and well considered, but effective too. 
Though it’s still over a month before the nominations are officially opened, our team has already received lots of questions about the upcoming 2019 Awards. To increase the interest around the Awards, we visited a couple of Trusts where we spread the word about our future events.
On a beautiful sunny morning in Widnes, on 30 June 2018, a group of 9 people gathered at the Health Care Resource Centre, to create the Unsung Hero Awards first promotional photo shoot for our new 2019 promotional banner to spread the word about a campaign that celebrates the work of non-medical staff across the NHS.
When looking to obtain event sponsorship, there are some fundamental best practice approaches to ensure that the process runs smoothly. It can be a long and, at times, challenging relationship to obtain and keep sponsors on-board; but one that when done mindfully will provide your brand with stability and strength by association. In this article I will dispense some top tips for sponsorship success, no matter your level or experience.
The Unsung Hero Awards 2018 are now over and what an unbelievable night it was! We welcomed guests from all over the country, from CEO’s and CIO’s, to non-medical staff in positions that can be less visible. Many of these individuals left winners and we know will look forward to placing their trophies on their mantelpieces, or work desks from today.
With the Unsung Hero Awards happening on Friday the 23rd of February we wanted to take a moment to explain just what an unbelievable night we have planned.
Over 100 NHS organisations involved, over 400 nominations submitted, and over 1,100 nominees nominated; What an exceptionally positive year for The Unsung Hero Awards!