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Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Healthcare

There are thousands of individuals working in healthcare who would be deserving of this title. This award is proudly sponsored by NHS Employers.

Nomination form
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Who is eligible?

The health sector is made up of people who go above and beyond for the benefit of patient care and service delivery, and who support their peers and colleagues. Nominees for this award will demonstrate an ability to act as a role model in the workplace, always encouraging those around them.

These people make outstanding contributions that make a difference not only to the immediate care of individuals but also to the wider healthcare sector. Anyone can make a nomination, including members of the public.

  • Role model – demonstrating support for colleagues, someone who is looked up to, respected and trusted by peers


  • Patient/service focused to improve services and experiences for better patient outcomes

  • Going above and beyond the call of duty demonstrating a commitment to the sector and their work

  • Demonstrate a long-term commitment to the health and care profession

  • Has made a lasting impact on the care of patients and capabilities of the healthcare service

  • Is a true ambassador for their field of work, and champions others to get involved in their area of care

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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