After receiving a record-breaking number of nominations, we are delighted to announce the finalists for the Scottish Health Awards 2020. 

Support Worker Award

Sponsored by Unison Scotland
Scott Broadley, Senior Key Support Worker, Cornerstone, Lanarkshire
Ashley McGee, Clinical Support Worker Speech & Language Therapy, Royal Victoria Hospital, NHS Tayside
Libera Vickers, Clinical Support Worker Main Recovery, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian

Innovation Award

Sponsored by NHS Research Scotland and Scottish Health Innovations Ltd
Paul Swinton, Air Ambulance Paramedic with the Scottish Ambulance Service, and Neil Sinclair, Assistant Medical Director for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
The SCOTCAP Evaluation Project Team, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre
vCreate COVID-19 Project Team, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Volunteers Award

Helen Hagan, Volunteer, Children’s Ward, Victoria Hospital, NHS Fife
Glasgow Recovery Communities, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Point and Sandwick Trust Volunteers, Western Isles

Young Achiever Award

Colin McGill, Porter, St John’s Hospital, NHS Lothian
Sophie Nicola Ross, Call Handler, NHS 24
Bernadetta Trzaska, Clinical Support Worker, Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Nurse Award

Sponsored by Unison Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Nicole Anderson, Clinical Nurse Advisor, Flow Centre, Astley Ainslie Hospital, NHS Lothian
Jenny Manson, Community Children’s Nurse, The Willows, Children, Young People & Family Centre, NHS Dumfries & Galloway
Gillian Wylie, Paediatric ECMO Coordinator, Royal Hospital for Children, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Midwife Award

Sponsored by Royal College of Midwives
Siobhain Leith, Midwife Practice Educator, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, NHS Grampian
Laura Muir, Community Midwife, Crosshouse Hospital, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Vulnerable in Pregnancy (VIP) Team Initiative, Victoria Hospital, NHS Fife

Allied Health Professional Award

Sponsored by Storm Lenus
Alex Kane, Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist, West Centre, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Sam Stirling, Lead Physiotherapist, Medicine for the Elderly, Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian
Paul Watson, Palliative and End of Life Care Project Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service

Integrated Care Award

Sponsored by Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus Managed Care Network - Eliminating Hepatitis C, NHS Tayside
The Edinburgh Collective - The Covid Response from Addiction Recovery Services, Homeless Healthcare & Third Sector Partners, NHS Lothian
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

Care for Mental Health Award

Dr Sharon Mulhern, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde: Esteem- Early intervention for Psychosis service
NHS 24’s Mental Health Team, NHS 24

Healthier Lifestyle Award

Sponsored by Scottish Government
Fiona Baxter, Senior Support Worker, Learning Disabilities, Dumbarton Day Centre, West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership
West Of Scotland Adult CF Physiotherapy Team, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Keep Well Team, Health Improvement Department, Coatbridge Health Centre
Strachur Hub: Kate Paton (Practice Nurse, Strachur Medical Practice), Ian Asher, Angela Wilson, Heather Grier

Leader of the Year Award

Sponsored by NHS Education for Scotland
Paula Birks, Community Support Manager, Fife Community Support Service, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership
Julie McIlwaine, GP, Grantown Medical Practice
Catherine Shaw, Lead Unscheduled Care Practitioner, Remote and Rural Support Team North & West Coast, NHS Highland

Doctor Award

Dr Andrew Eccleston, Consultant Paediatrician, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Dr Pauline Grose, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Dr Mhairi Murdoch, on call Medical Physician, Western Isles Hospital, NHS Western Isles

Global Citizenship Award

Mhairi Collie, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Western General Hospital, NHS Lothian
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
Dr Sonali Tarafdar, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Ninewells Hospital, NHS Tayside

Unsung Hero Award

Sponsored by GSK
Kathy Cockman, Executive Practice Manager, Glenlivet Medical Practice
Robert Devine, Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service
David Taggart, Category Manager, NHS National Services Scotland

Top Team Award

Sponsored by Unison Lothian
Community Pharmacy Teams across Scotland
Lomond Ward Nursing Team, Vale of Leven Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Team Echo, Scottish Ambulance Service Special Operations Response Team

People's Choice Awards

Sponsored by Alpha Solway
Argyll & Bute Caring for People Team
Dr Pauline Grose, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Medical Physics Department, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, NHS Forth Valley
Point and Sandwick Trust Volunteers
Carol Scott, community healthcare support worker, NHS Lanarkshire
Jade Scott, Student Nurse/Healthcare Assistant, NHS Forth Valley
Dr Mun Woo, Associate Specialist, Renal Unit, Inverclyde Royal Hospital, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

A group of people holding a prize at the Scottish Health Awards

You are invited to join us in watching the first virtual Scottish Health Awards, on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 7 pm. The event will premier live, and the link to view the event can be accessed at

We hope you enjoy the celebration!