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Our Health Heroes partners

Health Education England

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place.

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UNISON is the UK’s largest healthcare trade union and our members are: nurses, student nurses, midwives, health visitors, healthcare assistants, paramedics, cleaners, porters, catering staff, medical secretaries, clerical and admin staff and scientific and technical staff.

The union's One Team campaign aims to promote the message that everyone who works in the NHS is valued, no matter what role they fulfil. The campaign aims to raise the profile of vital members of staff who are often overlooked, and UNISON is proud to be sponsoring the Our Health Heroes operational services award to recognise the amazing work support staff do every day.

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NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement is responsible for overseeing foundation trusts, NHS trusts and independent providers. We offer the support these providers need to give patients consistently safe, high quality, compassionate care within local health systems that are financially sustainable. By holding providers to account and, where necessary, intervening, we help the NHS to meet its short-term challenges and secure its future.

NHS Improvement is the operational name for the organisation that brings together Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority, Patient Safety, the National Reporting and Learning System, the Advancing Change team and the Intensive Support Teams.

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NHS England

NHS England leads the National Health Service (NHS) in England. It sets the priorities and direction of the NHS and encourages and informs the national debate to improve health and care.

NHS England strongly believes in health and high quality care for all, now and for future generations. It shares out more than £100 billion in funds and holds organisations to account for spending this money effectively for patients and efficiently for the tax payer.

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National Skills Academy for Health

The National Skills Academy for Health works with employers to improve access to high quality training provision for the healthcare workforce. We play a particular role in ensuring the healthcare support workforce gets the training they need in order to create and maintain a high-quality health service. Through our network of Excellence Centres, and with support from quality assured education and training providers, we bring together employers from the NHS, independent and voluntary sectors to coordinate, develop and implement high quality skills programmes that enhance the effectiveness of staff recruitment, development and progression.

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