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.

Image: Awards.

The Our Health Hero awards 2016

The Our Health Heroes Awards 2016 are the UK’s only dedicated award scheme to celebrate the healthcare support workforce. In November 2016 we held the national finals at the UNISON Centre, London.

Find out about the Our Health Hero Awards.


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