NHS Heroes - a new scheme to recognise the great work that individuals and teams do every day in the NHS, is launching today and will celebrate the Health Service staff who go the extra mile to improve life for patients - from senior doctors to ancillary staff and managers.
NHS Heroes will encourage patients and their families to nominate the staff members and teams whose compassion and kindness has made a difference to their lives. NHS workers will be encouraged to nominate colleagues who they see go above and beyond the call of duty every day.
Dean Royles, Director of NHS Employers organisation, said: “Employers see the dedication of NHS staff day in and day out. I'm sure the national NHS Heroes initiative will complement existing local staff recognition schemes and bring national attention to the local healthcare heroes who mean so much to the people they serve.
The NHS is about teamwork so I hope we see nominations from clinical and non-clinical staff within the NHS, and of all those working on behalf of the NHS in voluntary, independent and charity sectors. It's fantastic that anyone - patients, NHS staff and members of the public - can nominate their NHS Hero and make sure those people who have made a real difference to their lives get the recognition they so richly deserve.”
Nominations for the winter NHS Heroes scheme are open