the exceptional

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within health and social care

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Introduction

The Scottish Health Awards are the most prestigious and recognised awards for those working across NHS Scotland and its partners to deliver high quality health and social care services to the people of Scotland. Run by the Daily Record in partnership with NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, the awards are now well established in the Scottish calendar and recognise those that go that extra mile to improve the health and wellbeing of others.

The Daily Record is proud to play its part in recognising the extraordinary work of the people on the frontline of health and social care services in Scotland. The awards reflect the amazing diversity of talent and showcase the dedication and commitment of those who work tirelessly on our behalf. NHS Scotland is committed to providing sustainable high quality health services for the people of Scotland. Increasingly, health and social care services is being delivered in an integrated way focussing on prevention, anticipation and supported self-management and the awards aim to recognise this approach.

The Scottish Health Awards celebrate the extraordinary work of the people on the frontline of health and social care provided by our NHS and its partners. The Scottish Health Awards want to know about the people who have genuinely made a difference to your life, to the lives of your family or friends or a colleague who you know delivers outstanding health and social care to the people of Scotland.

There are seventeen award categories:

• Support Worker Award
• Innovation Award
• Volunteers Award
• Optometrist Award
• Midwife Award
• Therapist Award

• Young Achiever Award
• Unsung Hero Award
• Care for Mental Health Award
• Integrated Care Award
• Healthier Lifestyle Award
• Leader of the Year Award

• Nurse Award
• Doctor Award
• Top Team Award
• Global Citizenship Award
• Dentist Award


Awards Ceremony
Thursday 14 November 2019
6:15pm - 11:00pm

NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED

Award Categories


  • Support Worker Award

    Sponsored by Unison Scotland

    Description

    Innovation Award

    Sponsored by NHS Research & SHIL

    Description

    Volunteers Award

    Description

    Optometrist Award

    Sponsored by Optometry Scotland

    Description

    Midwife Award

    Sponsored by Royal College of Midwives

    Description

    Therapist Award

    Description

    Young Achiever Award

    Description

    Unsung Hero Award

    Sponsored by GSK

    Description

    Care for Mental Health Award

    Description

    Integrated Care Award

    Sponsored by Healthcare Improvement Scotland

    Description

    Healthier Lifestyle Award

    Sponsored by Scottish Government

    Description

    Leader of the Year Award

    Sponored by NHS Education for Scotland

    Description

    Nurse Award

    Sponsored by Unison Greater Glasgow & Clyde

    Description

    Doctor Award

    Sponsored by BMA

    Description

    Top Team Award

    Sponsored by Unison Lothian

    Description

    Global Citizenship Award

    Description

    Dentist Award

    Description

2018 Winners

  • Support Worker Award – Hayley Nisbet

    Support Worker Award

    Sponsored by Unison Scotland

    Hayley Nisbet, NHS Lothian

    Innovation Award - Angus Watson, NHS Highland

    Innovation Award

    Sponsored by NHS Research Scotland and SHIL

    Angus Watson, NHS Highland

    Volunteer Award - Trossachs Search and Rescue Team

    Volunteer Award

    Trossachs Search and Rescue Team

  • Optometrist Award - Michael O'Kane, NHS Lothian

    Optometrist Award

    Sponsored by Optometry Scotland

    Michael O'Kane, NHS Lothian

    Midwife Award - Hilary Alba, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    Midwife Award

    Sponsored by The Royal College of Midwives

    Hilary Alba, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    Therapist Award - Geraldine Law, NHS Fife

    Therapist Award

    Geraldine Law, NHS Fife

  • Care for Long-Term Illness Award - Tracy Cheyne, Aberdeen Council

    Care for Long-Term Illness Award

    Tracy Cheyne, Aberdeen Council

    Young Achiever Award - Stewart Yuile, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    Young Achiever Award

    Stewart Yuile, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    Unsung Hero Award - Susan Laird, Break the Silence

    Unsung Hero Award

    Sponsored by GSK

    Susan Laird, Break the Silence

  • Care for Mental Health Award - Shona McCann, NHS Grampian

    Care for Mental Health Award

    Sponsored by Healthcare Improvement Scotland

    Shona McCann, NHS Grampian

    Integrated Care for Older People Award - Care Home Continence Improvement Project, NHS Lanarkshire/North and South Lanarkshire HSCPs/NHS National Services Scotland

    Integrated Care for Older People Award

    Care Home Continence Improvement Project, NHS Lanarkshire/North and South Lanarkshire HSCPs/NHS National Services Scotland

    Leader of the Year - Angiolina Foster, NHS 24

    Leader of the Year Award

    Sponsored by NHS Education for Scotland

    Angiolina Foster, NHS 24

  • Healthier Lifestyle Awards - Glasgow Recovery Communities, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde/GlasgowCity HSCP/Glasgow City Alcohol and Drug Partnership

    Healthier Lifestyle Award

    Sponsored by The Scottish Government

    Glasgow Recovery Communities, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde/GlasgowCity HSCP/Glasgow City Alcohol and Drug Partnership

    Dentist - Ann Margaret Ovall, NHS Grampian

    Dentist Award

    Ann Margaret Ovall, NHS Grampian

    Nurse Award - Lesley Blaikie, NHS Highland

    Nurse Award

    Sponsored by Unison Greater Glasgow & Clyde

    Lesley Blaikie, NHS Highland

  • Doctor Award - Caroline Calvert, NHS Lothian

    Doctor Award

    Sponsored by BMA

    Caroline Calvert, NHS Lothian

    Top Team Award - Kello Hospital Think Activity Team, NHS Lanarkshire/Healthcare Improvement Scotland/Glasgow Caledonian University

    Top Team Award

    Sponsored by Unison Lothian

    Kello Hospital Think Activity Team, NHS Lanarkshire/Healthcare Improvement Scotland/Glasgow Caledonian University

    Scottish Health Awards 2018 Winners

    Scottish Health Awards 2018 Winners

Host

Picture of the Host, Fred

Having presented the very funny and eventful MacAulay and Co. on BBC Radio Scotland for almost 18 years and with a string of TV appearances, Fred’s on air witticisms and on screen reputation are the product of years of experience on the live circuit, including a stint as the first ever-Scottish compere at the Comedy Store in London.

Arriving late to the world of stand-up comedy in the early 90’s, he has gone on to be a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe (this will be his 29th) and at comedy festivals worldwide. Appearances on many Radio 4 comedy panel shows including I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Just A Minute, The Unbelievable Truth and The News Quiz guarantee an audience for Fred’s Live stand-up tours.


On The Night

  • Dress Code / Smart Formal/Highland Dress
  • 18:15 / Champagne reception
  • 18:45 / Guests seated
  • 19:00 / Welcome
  • 19:10 / Award ceremony - Part 1
  • 20:00 / Dinner served
  • 21:40 / Entertainment
  • 22:10 / Awards ceremony - Part 2
  • 22:55 / Closing remarks
  • 23:00 / Event concludes

How It Works

Nomination Process

Anyone can make a nomination for the Scottish Health Awards and we particularly welcome nominations from the general public who wish to nominate and recognise the contribution and achievements of:

  • individuals, groups and teams delivering NHS or integrated health and social care services within an NHS, Health and Social Care Partnerships or a Local Authority environment; and
  • individuals, groups and teams from partner organisations, charities or external organisations who provide health and social care services.

An individual, a group or a team can be nominated for a maximum of two award categories as long as each nomination satisfies the specific award criteria in each. The event organisers reserve the right to reassign nominations to a category that they believe most suited to the nomination.

Please note that individuals cannot nominate themselves but a nomination for a group or a team from an individual within that team will be accepted.

When making a nomination, please ensure that the person or people you are nominating are aware of your nomination and have agreed to you providing information about their work as well as their contact details. This is because the information you provide in the nomination form may be used as a basis for a written feature within Reach plc newspapers without Reach plc making contact with the person nominated to gain their consent. On that basis, we cannot accept nominations where the person being nominated hasn’t given agreement for you to share information about their work.

Your nomination should contain the following information:

  • Why you want to nominate this individual/team?
  • What were they trying to achieve?
  • What did they do?
  • What happened as a result?

Nominations can be made for individuals, groups or teams working in an NHS environment, Health and Social Care Partnerships or in a Local Authority environment delivering integrated health and social care services. Some award categories are open to partner organisations and to individuals from external organisations. Please read the award category descriptors carefully to decide the category most appropriate for the person or people you wish to nominate.

Nominations open on Thursday 30 May and close at 5:00 pm on Thursday 29 August. Nominations received after this time will not be accepted.

The organisers reserve the right to reject any nomination that is likely to negatively impact on the reputation of NHS Scotland or its partners or where the nominee is subject to disciplinary procedures.

The organisers reserve the right to reassign nominations to a category they believe is most suited to the information provided in the nomination.

The judges reserve the right to change their decision at any point during the process in the event of further information coming to their attention that would have had a material impact on their original decision.

The judges' decision is final and no communication will be entered into regarding any decisions made.

Profiles and photographs of the winners will be published on the Scottish Health Awards website. The winners of the Scottish Health Awards will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 14 November, 2019.

Award winners will make themselves available, within reason, for promotional purposes by the Daily Record or the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates where appropriate.

In submitting a nomination, you are stating that the person or people you are nominating have agreed to you sharing information about their work. This may be used as the basis for a written feature within Reach plc newspapers without prior consent. Therefore your nomination should not contain any sensitive or confidential information.

Judging Process

All completed nomination forms will be reviewed by a shortlisting panel who will select the top six scoring nominations in each award category to proceed to the next stage.

Shortlisted nominations will then be reviewed by a judging panel which comprises of a number of senior NHS Scotland and Health and Social Care Integration representatives, Scottish Government Health and Social Care Policy Officials and a representative from the Daily Record.

Each judge scores the shortlisted nominations separately and then the judging panel comes together to agree the three finalists (which will comprise the winner and two runners up) from each award category.

Where there is a tie break, the Chair of the Judging panel will have the casting vote.

All three finalists will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.

We will make contact with all of the people who have got through the first stage of the judging process (shortlisted nominations). At that point, we will be seeking agreement that, should they be successful in getting through to the Finalist stage, we have their permission to publish their name in the newspaper.

Awards finalists will be announced in the week commencing 14 October 2019.

Award winners will be announced at the Scottish Health Awards Ceremony at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh on Thursday 14 November 2019.

Frequently Asked Questions

A person can be nominated for up to two category awards as long as each nomination satisfies the specific award criteria in that category. The event organisers reserve the right to reassign nominations to a category they believe is most suited to the nomination.

The judges’ decision will be based on the content of the nomination and what the person or team has done rather than the number of nominations that person or team has received. Multiple nominations do not carry any more weight and will not contribute to the judging outcome.

We may need to contact you and the person you are nominating to seek further information in order to progress your entry. Please provide accurate email addresses and mobile telephone numbers for this purpose and respond as quickly as you can if contacted.

We will make contact with all of the people nominated who have got through the first stage of the judging process. At that point, we will be seeking their agreement that, should they be successful in getting through to the Finalist stage, they give their permission for their name to be published in the newspaper.

Tickets

Booking Tickets

You can purchase individual tickets or tables of 10 or 12 for this event. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis and as demand is continually increasing each year, it is advisable to return your booking form as soon as possible.

Included in the ticket price:
• Pre-dinner drinks reception
• Official dinner programme
• 3-course meal
• Allocation of half bottle of wine per person
• Light entertainment

Single tickets will be seated at the discretion of Reach Scotland Events (single ticket holders from the same organisation will be seated at the same table). For those organisations that book more than one table, Reach Scotland Events will try to ensure that their tables will be situated together.

Payment Options

Online
To book online please click here.

Credit & debit cards/Invoicing
We accept all major credit and debit cards and if you are a registered company we can invoice you directly for all payments over £400.
Please contact Aileen Turnbull, on 07825 899 187 or email aileen.turnbull@reachplc.com.

NB - Tickets will not be dispatched until full payment for an invoice has been received.

Cheques
Please make cheques payable to Reach Scotland and send to:
Aileen Turnbull
Scottish Health Awards
Reach Scotland Events
1 Central Quay
Glasgow
G3 8DA