Nominations have now closed for this year’s Scottish Health Awards, and we’re delighted to announce that we received over 900 nominations – our highest number of nominations ever! 

This incredible number and excellent quality of nominations received is testament to the value that the people of Scotland place on those who work in and with the NHS in Scotland.    

There are sixteen award categories including a People’s Choice Award which will be open to a public vote from Monday 18 September. 

For further information on this and all the award categories, visit the Scottish Health Awards website here

  • Support Worker (sponsored by UNISON NHS Lothian Branch) 

  • Innovation (sponsored by School of Health Sciences, University of Dundee) 

  • Volunteers (sponsored by Newcross Health Solutions) 

  • Midwife (sponsored by Royal College of Midwives) 

  • Allied Health Professional (sponsored by Robert Gordon University) 

  • Paramedic (sponsored by Glasgow Caledonian University School of Health and Life Sciences) 

  • Unsung Hero (sponsored by Dr Doctor)  

  • Care for Mental Health (sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University, School of Health and Social care) 

  • Integrated Care (sponsored by Imprivata) 

  • Tackling Health Inequalities (sponsored by Scottish Government) 

  • Leader of the Year (sponsored by Glasgow Caledonian University Research Centre for Health) 

  • Nurse (sponsored by Unison Greater Glasgow & Clyde) 

  • Doctor (sponsored by the British Medical Association) 

  • Top Team  (sponsored by UNISON Scotland Health Committee) 

  • Global Citizenship (sponsored by Public Health Scotland) 

  • People's Choice 75th Anniversary Award (sponsored by Alpha Solway) 


The 5 July marked the 75th Anniversary of the NHS. In this special year, we want to take the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those who have contributed to our NHS in Scotland over its 75 years. 

The People’s Choice Award is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate truly incredible people whose contribution and dedication deserves recognition. The Award this year will aim to recognise those amazing people who work in our NHS Scotland who have made – and continue to make – a special contribution. 

All winners for this year’s awards will be announced on 2 November at the awards ceremony in Edinburgh.