NHS Heroes is an exciting new recognition scheme designed to celebrate the extraordinary work that staff in the NHS carry out every day. The NHS in Barnsley encourages you to nominate your local hero before nominations close Friday 8th September.
As we mark the 64th anniversary of the NHS this is the first time everyone in England from patients, their friends and families to work colleagues and professional peers can nominate their own NHS heroes and celebrate their achievements on a national stage.
Your hero doesn’t need to have saved lives because it’s often the small things that make a huge difference. Your local NHS hero might have demonstrated real commitment and compassion that went beyond the call of everyday duty by sharing a cup of tea, offering a hand to hold or a shoulder to lean on, giving healthcare at its very best.
Anyone in an NHS health or wellbeing role can be nominated, from nurses, health visitors, dieticians, midwives and occupational therapists to physiotherapists, receptionists, pharmacists, mental health nurses and doctors and dentists. Those who work on behalf of the NHS in voluntary, independent and charity organisations can also be nominated as we look forward to to rewarding all teams or individuals who have strived for excellence in everyday care.
This initiative offers a fantastic opportunity for local people to have their ‘hero’ recognised in their own communities and on a national level. It couldn’t be simpler to nominate: visit www.nhsheroes.com and complete the two minute application form in the time it would take to make a cup of tea. Nominations must be received before mid-September – make sure you get yours in early.
Be sure not to let the care you received go unnoticed – give your hero exposure and recognition for their achievements by nominating them as soon as you can.