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Inspirational Clinical Support Worker of the Year

Celebrating those in clinical support roles, providing vital support services for patients and service users in health and social care settings.

Nomination form
Inspirational Clinical Support Worker | Our Health Heroes | Skills for Health

Who is eligible?

Clinical support workers play a crucial role in the delivery of exceptional care, without whom the health and social care sector simply couldn’t exist.

This award is for Clinical Support Workers in health and care settings including but not limited to; healthcare assistants, maternity support workers, theatre support workers, physiotherapy assistants, podiatry assistants, dietetic assistants, orthotic and prosthetic technicians, OT support workers and many more who improve the experience of care.

These people have been on the frontline helping to care for the most vulnerable in society, many working in roles that often go unnoticed by the public but are inspirational to their colleagues. Anyone can make a nomination, including members of the public. Judges are looking for nominations that demonstrate:

  • Reliably working to high-quality standards to improve services and patient outcomes


  • Caring and compassionate approach to those who use services

  • Being an effective colleague – being part of the team, & proactively supporting the work of the team & others

  • Identifying and undertaking innovations in their place of work

  • Having a positive attitude and willingness to embrace innovation and improvement

  • Being a strong role model for the organisation and its ethos, particularly for other support staff

Start your nomination here

Complete the form on this page to make your nomination, which must include an overview of why you are nominating this person (no more than 500 words).

The nomination process takes approximately 10-15 minutes. You can click ‘Save and continue later’ at any time, at the bottom of the form, and provide your email address to receive a link to complete your nomination at a later date.

Alternatively you can download the form here, complete it and email it to

As part of the nomination, we ask for some simple information about you, such as your name, job title and contact details. This is so we can let you know if your nominee is successful in winning an award.

If you have any questions about what’s involved in the nomination process, please email

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Health Education England

We’re thrilled to be supported for the fourth year by Health Education England (HEE), as the headline sponsor for the national Our Health Heroes Awards. As the Sector Skills Council for Health, we work in close partnership in developing skills, competencies, apprenticeships, and enabling the development of the future workforce, with HEE.

Our ongoing partnership throughout all the workforce development programmes and frameworks we deliver, is further supported by our aligned values to recognise the entire workforce – all 350+ roles within the NHS.

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. For more information, visit