National Association of Link Workers (NALW) named a finalist in THREE categories at the Association Excellence Awards

National Association of Link Workers (NALW) named a finalist in three categories at the Association Excellence Awards, recognising the essential work that associations, trade bodies, unions and professional organisations conduct on behalf of their members.

NALW is a finalist in the Association Excellence Awards in three categories, UK Association of  the year, Best Association Virtual or Hybrid event, Best Awareness Campaign or Advancement of a cause category, recognising us as among the best in the industry.

Commenting on being shortlisted, Chief Executive of National Association of Link Workers (NALW) Christiana Melam said:

“The shortlist in 3 competitive categories demonstrates that NALW is a groundbreaking Association; working collaboratively with our members and partners, we have achieved great success in a short time. In less than four years, our compelling influencing and agile strategy have seen NALW grow into an independent, sustainable, and widely recognised organisation that people want to associate with; we are driving a cultural shift in the NHS to reduce inequalities and social injustice to transform healthcare for all”.

About National Association of Link Workers

National Association of Link Workers (NALW) is the professional and representative body for Social Prescribing Link Workers in the UK founded in 2018. We are committed to upholding confidence and integrity of the profession by ensuring patients and communities receive high quality social prescribing services. Our members commit to high quality social prescribing professional practices and standards by maintaining Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and adhering to our code of practice. We represent our members’ opinions on relevant matters to lobby for improvements and serve as the link to other organisations.

About the Awards

The Association Excellence Awards have been run annually since 2014 and were founded to recognise the essential work that assocations, trade bodies, unions and professional organisations conduct on behalf of their members.

Attended by over 300 association executives each year, the Association Excellence Awards are a trusted and reputable fixture in the calendar. We take great pride in the robustness and integrity of our judging process – facilitated by our illustrious panel of 20+ CEO’s and directors hailing from a diverse cross-section of UK and international membership organisations.

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