Nominate your Tameside health and care champions for Greater Manchester-wide awards

Date Released - 11/01/2023

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 twelve categories are now open and the deadline for making submissions is 10 March 2023. People are being asked to nominate Tameside workers and volunteers who have gone above and beyond to provide health and social care services to their local community.

The 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 via email or post. For full details on the nomination process you can visit our website. The deadline for submissions is 10th March 2023.

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

Tameside Council Executive Leader Cllr Gerald Cooney said: “We are delighted to see the Health and Care Champion Awards back for 2023, as it provides us with an opportunity to recognise those who work extremely hard for the Tameside community, and thus deserve it.

“With the health and care services, facing new challenges each day it is vital we offer our gratitude where possible. So, if you think a particular individual has gone above and beyond, either at your local GP surgery, hospital or a volunteer, who has committed to those in need, then we encourage you to participate in nominating them.”