Hosted by Davina McCall, The Sun’s annual Who Cares Wins awards celebrate our healthcare heroes from the frontline NHS staff to the ordinary people who go above and beyond
Produced by Thames (a Fremantle label), the awards sponsored by The National Lottery will air later this year on Channel 4.
Last year saw a host of VIPs including Prince William, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, David Beckham, Sir Rod Stewart and more to pay tribute to those who went above and beyond to keep their communities safe.
Victoria Newton, Sun editor-in-chief said: “The Sun’s Who Cares Wins health awards are one of the most important nights in our calendar. Every year I am moved by the stories we hear from our brilliant NHS, healthcare workers and unsung heroes.
“Last year saw us bring these inspirational stories to a whole new audience through our partnerships with Channel 4, Thames and NHS Charities Together and I’m very much looking forward to celebrating them once again.”
Ellie Orton OBE, chief executive of NHS Charities Together, added: “It’s a privilege and an honour to be part of something as special as the Who Cares Wins awards, and we’re delighted to partner with the Sun for another year of this wonderful event.
“We all have personal reasons to be thankful to our NHS and the incredible individuals behind it – and the Who Cares Wins awards show exactly how much they mean to us as a nation. We can’t wait to celebrate this year’s nominees, and give our heartfelt thanks for their heroic work.”
Nigel Railton, chief executive of The National Lottery operator Camelot, said: “The National Lottery is incredibly proud to sponsor, for the second year, The Sun’s Who Cares Wins campaign to honour all those who work in the health sector across the UK.
“As a nation it is really important that we come together and thank our incredible health workers for all that they have done and all that they continue to do on our behalf.”
“A big thank you from all of us to all of you”, he added.
The awards were launched earlier this year by Sun columnist Dame Deborah James. At the time Deborah said: “For the last five years, I’ve been so honoured to be a judge at the awards, present awards and meet all the incredible nominees.
“It’s an incredible event and gives us all the chance to give our NHS heroes the recognition they deserve.”
The winners of the Who Cares Wins Awards 2022 will be revealed at a star-studded ceremony later this year. The awards’ location and date will be revealed in due course.
This year’s awards categories are:
- Best doctor – an NHS GP, hospital doctor or consultant
- Best midwife – an NHS midwife who has provided great care for a woman or her baby
- Best team – any NHS or healthcare team on the front line or behind the scenes that has gone above and beyond the call of duty
- Best nurse – an NHS nurse in any field
- Best health charity – a health charity that has helped you or a loved one
- Unsung hero – a person who gives up their time to volunteer at a health charity, hospital, hospice or similar
- Young hero – open to under-18s, a person who has gone above and beyond. It could be a carer, campaigner or someone else.
- The Caroline Flack Mental Health Hero – for a significant contribution to mental health
- 999 hero – an emergency services worker or team whose bravery or quick thinking deserves recognition
- The National Lottery’s Local Health Hero Awards – sponsored and chosen by The National Lottery
- Christina Newbury Memorial Award – while the previous awards are all open for reader nominations, the judges will also recognise special achievement through this award in memory of our late health editor Christina Newbury, who was instrumental in establishing Who Cares Wins.