NHS Employers is sponsoring an award category to recognise the contribution made by apprentices, support workers and technicians who work with allied health professionals (AHPs) in the NHS.
Nominations are open for the award for outstanding achievement by an apprentice, support worker or technician working alongside an AHP or healthcare scientist, which aims to celebrate a staff group whose achievements often go unnoticed.
Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, said: “NHS Employers is proud to support this prestigious award. With hundreds of thousands of NHS employees working in these challenging and vital roles, it’s important to remember how committed these individuals are to patient care and the difference they make to services across the country.
“This award rightly celebrates the hard work of NHS technicians, support workers and apprentices, which helps to provide better outcomes for the patients they serve.
“It recognises the contribution of those who work alongside allied health professionals or healthcare scientists, to lead innovative healthcare practice. The NHS is stronger thanks to them – show your support by nominating someone today.”
Part of the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018, entries can be submitted by individuals, teams or patients, service users or carers.
The deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday 19 January 2018.
There are 14 award categories in total, which includes four new awards, and the overall winner announced at a prestigious ceremony held on 20 April 2018 in London.
To find out more about the award categories and the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018 visit www.ahpandhsawards.co.uk. You can also download the guide to writing a winning entry.