04 / 1 / 2017 9.16am
A reminder that the deadline for applications for the 2017 Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA) is the 13 January.
This year NHS Employers is sponsoring a special outstanding achievement award for apprentices, support workers and technicians.
The AHA awards are exclusively for healthcare scientists, allied health professionals – including podiatrists, dietitians, physiotherapists and radiographers - and those that work with them in support roles.
The award for outstanding achievement aims to recognise the contribution these individuals make to providing high quality, creative care which enhances patients' quality of life. Nominations are welcome from the individual, their team, or by a patient, service user or carer.
NHS Employers chief executive Daniel Mortimer said:
“NHS Employers is delighted to be supporting this Advancing Healthcare Award for outstanding achievement by an apprentice, support worker or technician.
The NHS workforce includes nearly half a million support workers and the drive for vocational education will see at least 28,000 people starting apprenticeships in the health service in the next few years. The numbers may be big, but we must not forget the human element of what makes an NHS technician, support worker or apprentice; the hard work they put into developing their skills, the commitment they make to the service, and the difference they make to patients’ lives.
This award will celebrate these individuals, who are working with allied health professionals or healthcare scientists, to lead innovative healthcare practice. The NHS is stronger for them - please show your support by nominating them today.”
The awards will take place on Friday 31 March 2017.
Take a look at previous winners, find top tips for applying and submit a nomination on the AHA website.