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.

National winners announced

The national winners of the Our Health Heroes Awards 2016 for clinical support worker of the year and operational services worker of the year are announced.

Find out about the Our Health Hero Awards.

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


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RAYHALL10 RT @skillsforhealth: UK's Health Heroes announced at Awards ceremony https://t.co/tSF1N2hNW3 #OurHealthHeroes @unisontweets
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McalisterDamian RT @BelfastTrust: Well done to Elizabeth Cameron, Operational Services Support Worker of the Year @skillsforhealth #OurHealthHeroes https:/…
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