Multi-coloured five-pointed star with a white heart at its centre. Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards 2023.

The only Greater Manchester-wide awards for our whole health and care workforce are back for their fourth year and are bigger and better than ever!

As well as regular favourites such as People’s Champion and Volunteer Champion, new categories have been introduced this year including our Lifetime Achievement Award and Employer/Workplace of the Year.

Nominations across the thirteen categories are now open and the deadline for submissions is 10 March 2023.

The Health and Care Champion Awards are organised by NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care (NHS GM), with support from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. They were established back in 2018, and in 2021 the awards went virtual to recognise those who had gone above and beyond during the pandemic.

Previous winners include care home managers, social workers, disability advocate groups, fundraisers and even flight attendant crew workers who swapped serving people in the sky to serving patients in hospital.

Nominations can be completed by colleagues or members of the public who wish to see an individual or team’s hard work recognised.

Nominations can be completed online, or you can download a nomination form and send it back to us by email or post. Full details on the nomination process are here.

We are thrilled to announce that the winners will be revealed at a sponsored live ceremony in the summer.

Janet Wilkinson, Chief People Officer of Greater Manchester Integrated Care said: “I am delighted that the Health and Care Champion Awards are back as a face-to-face event for 2023. They are a great opportunity to recognise and thank the people of Greater Manchester who go above and beyond at work or in their community.

“Our health and care services are busier than ever, and our workforce continue to work tirelessly to deliver the best possible care. They really do deserve recognition for everything they do, often in challenging circumstances. So, if you know someone who has gone that extra mile, either at your local GP surgery, hospital or a volunteer who has dedicated their spare time helping others, then please do take five minutes to nominate them today.”

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham added: “We know things are tough for our health and care workers right now – and it is more important than ever that we champion the work they do right across Greater Manchester.

“I’m thrilled the Health and Care Champion Awards are back, and in person, so we can come together to show our appreciation and thanks for the many individuals and teams who work so hard to care for others.”

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