Nominations open for Scotland’s healing heroes

Health secretary Jeane Freeman attends the launch of the Scottish Health Awards

Monday 3rd June 2019

Nominations are now being accepted for the Scottish Health Awards 2019, ‘celebrating the exceptional achievements of unsung heroes’ working in health and social care in Scotland.

With 17 categories, the Scottish Health Awards recognise those going the extra mile to improve the health and wellbeing of others.

From leader of the year to the dentist award, and from young achiever to the volunteers award, Scots are being encouraged to nominate the people delivering outstanding health and social care and making a difference to the communities they serve.

In line with the current programme of health and social care integration that is happening across Scotland, the Awards celebrate the integrated delivery of services focussing on prevention, anticipation and supported self-management.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport, Jeane Freeman, attended the Awards launch at this year’s NHS Event.

More than 2,000 delegates from across the health service were at the event in Glasgow.

Attendees heard from NHS leaders about their priorities for the future and staff showcased innovative new approaches, including an Aberdeenshire ‘virtual ward’ model that keeps older people out of hospital and in their homes.