Celebrating Lifelong Learning in the NHS and Healthcare Sector

The national Our Health Heroes Awards are back for a sixth consecutive year, delivered by our sister organisation Skills for Health, and proudly sponsored by SFJ Awards, NHS Employers, UNISON, Bevan Brittan, and many more.

A lifelong learning culture is fundamental for NHS employers and staff who may spend their entire careers in the healthcare sector, which has changed dramatically since the NHS was born over 73 years ago.

Recognised as the leading national awards scheme for the roles that often go unnoticed by the public, the Our Health Heroes Awards celebrate individuals and teams often working ‘behind the scenes’ without whom the NHS simply could not survive.

As champions of exceptional learning and development programmes, apprenticeships and vocational qualifications, SFJ Awards are thrilled to be sponsoring the ‘Dedication to a Lifelong Learning Culture’ Award category. NHS and Healthcare employers who go above and beyond to support the ongoing learning and development of their workforce, throughout lifelong careers will be recognised as making a difference, as well as improving patient outcomes by enhancing skills.

How to make a nomination?

This award recognises new approaches to improve Learning & Development in healthcare, across teams, departments, or entire organisations, and champions commitments to lifelong professional learning for the workforce. Anyone can make a nomination, including members of the public by visiting skillsforhealth.org.uk/lifelong-learning

Who is eligible for a nomination?

This award will be given to an individual, team or organisation which has demonstrated clear, significant, and successful learning and development initiatives that support a wide range of roles within the workforce and is committed to continued quality learning for staff. Innovative solutions that also align with an organisation’s approach to learning culture will also be highly regarded for this award.

  • Patient/service focused demonstrating clear improvements to patient outcomes 
  • Improvements for staff where learning and development approaches have improved ways of working
  • Outcomes that demonstrate an employee-led commitment to a culture of lifelong learning
  • Patient/service focused demonstrating clear improvements to patient outcomes 
  • Improvements for staff where learning and development approaches have improved ways of working
  • Outcomes that demonstrate an employee-led commitment to a culture of lifelong learning

SFJ Awards and Skills for Health work in partnership, as sister organisations and part of the Workforce Development Trust. We deliver people-focused workforce development solutions, and as a not-for-profit, champion the ongoing sustainable investment in people, skills and jobs.

The Our Health Heroes Awards is a charitable awards scheme dedicated to recognising the UK’s NHS and Healthcare workforce, particularly those going above and beyond in the roles often unknown, to support staff, patients and service users.

NOMINATE NOW

The deadline for nominations is the 14th of October 2021. Nominees will be judged by a prestigious judging panel of industry experts, and winners will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on the 24th March at the Science Museum, London.

Join the conversation – @SFJAwards #OurHealthHeroes

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