The Healthcare Support Workforce

Did you know that 40% of the 2.1 million people who work in the UK health sector are support workers? These roles are critical, ensuring that hospital and healthcare practices around the UK continue to run efficiently and effectively, yet they often go unnoticed.

Support workers keep the cogs of our healthcare system going and perform a range of roles including: healthcare care assistants, assistant practitioners, porters, medical administrators, cleaners, caterers and maintenance staff. We want to celebrate these unsung health heroes, and are encouraging people to say thank you.

A special thanks to Southmead Hospital and all of the amazing support workers who took part in the filming of #OurHealthHeroes video.

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As part of our commitment to the support workforce, we would like you to get involved and help us celebrate our unsung health heroes via our campaign #OurHealthHeroes. Please put forward your star support workers for our health heroes awards.

Find out about our new Our Health Hero Awards.

To follow the campaign and to take part please use #OurHealthHeroes


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Assist_HomeCare RT @skillsforhealth: H_ve y_u n_min_ted y_ur her_ yet ? D_n't del_y. Sh_w _ c_lle_gue y_u v_lue them!#MissingType #OurHealthHeroes https://…
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UNISONEastMids RT @unisontweets: Who's your hero? Nominate an NHS support worker now https://t.co/tKAWIOoz6F #OurHealthHeroes https://t.co/CUzTFQMs7d
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skillsforhealth H_ve y_u n_min_ted y_ur her_ yet ? D_n't del_y. Sh_w _ c_lle_gue y_u v_lue them!#MissingType #OurHealthHeroes https://t.co/D1QRxBP8RX
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Jon_Restell RT @unisontweets: Who's your hero? Nominate an NHS support worker now https://t.co/tKAWIOoz6F #OurHealthHeroes https://t.co/5n15eydXiW
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