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Health Care Support Worker Award

Health Care Support Worker Award

Health Care Support Workers are extremely valuable members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. They work within hospital or community settings under the guidance and supervision of Registered Nurses. Health Care Support Worker roles vary, depending on the area in which the person is working. They are sometimes known by other titles such as Nursing Auxiliaries, Health Care Assistants or Auxiliary Nurses.  

About the award: The award is open to any Health Care Support Worker (who is delegated work directly by a Registered Nurse in any setting) who has demonstrated commitment to providing high standards of nursing care.  


A Health Care Support Worker who is delegated work by a Registered Nurse who are: Working at any level within clinical or management settings within WalesPractising in any sector for example; the NHS, Local Authority, Third and Independent sectors  


  • Able to demonstrate that their work relates to a relevant health framework and that the approach to care is commensurate with national policy and strategy within health and social care
  • Able to demonstrate a central contribution to the innovative development of a service that has made a difference to people receiving care
  • Using a credible evidence-base to under pin under their work or the project for which they are being nominated
  • Able to demonstrate a safe governance framework of the service or innovation being described for which they are being nominated
  • Able to demonstrate the impact the work has had on patients, clients, families and colleagues
  • Through service evaluation, patient involvement and / or other means, be able to demonstrate a positive impact