We’re delighted to announce this year’s finalists for the Scottish Health Awards. With over 500 nominations received, it was an incredibly difficult job for the judges to select the individuals and teams who have made it to the final stage.  

The quality of work, commitment, care and compassion demonstrated in this year’s nominations has been outstanding, with many of our health and social care workers, once again, going above and beyond to deliver much needed care to individuals under challenging circumstances.

This year’s finalists are as follows:

Support Worker (Sponsored by Unison Lothian)

  • Angela Shaw, NHS Lanarkshire
  • Margaret Ann Stewart, NHS Forth Valley 
  • Steph MacKenzie, NHS Highland

Innovation (Sponsored by NHS Research & SHIL)

  • Mental Health Pathway, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS 24
  • Scottish Mesothelioma Network
  • The National Notification Service Team


  • Amma Birth Companions, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Connect Group, NHS Fife
  • Heartstart Projects in Argyll and Clyde, Argyll & Bute Social Health Care Partnerships

Midwife (Sponsored by Royal College of Midwives)

  • Birth at Home Team, NHS Fife
  • Orkney Midwives, NHS Orkney
  • Pregnancy Assessment Unit, NHS Borders

Allied Health Professional

  • Gemma O’Neil, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • Pamela Vaughn, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Jane Allison, NHS Borders

Young Achiever

  • Lisa Walker, NHS National Services Scotland
  • Hannah Carling, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • Stephanie Graham, Argyll & Bute Health and Social Care Partnership

Unsung Hero 

  • COVID Testing Operations, NHS National Services Scotland
  • NHS Golden Jubilee Prevention and Control of Infection Team
  • Nabeel Arshad, NHS National Services Scotland

Care for Mental Health

  • Ross Mackie, NHS Borders
  • The Psychological Resilience Group, NHS Grampian
  • Leverndale Hospital Inpatient Therapies Team, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Integrated Care

  • Penumbra Milestone ARBD Team, NHS Lothian
  • Coatbridge Living Well in the Community Team, NHS Lanarkshire
  • Forth Valley Care Home Assurance, NHS Forth Valley

Tackling Health Inequalities (Sponsored by Scottish Government)

  • Scottish Ambulance Service - Drug Harm Reduction Team, 
  • The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice Transition Clinic Team, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Amma Birth Companions, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Leader of the Year 

  • Katrina Wilson, NHS Fife
  • Judith Newton, NHS Lothian
  • Maureen Firth, NHS Orkney

Nurse (Sponsored by Unison Greater Glasgow & Clyde)

  • Carole Edwards, NHS Grampian
  • Eleanor Grant, NHS Lanarkshire
  • Lorna Horne, NHS Ayrshire & Arran
  • Fiona Mitchelhill, NHS Grampian


  • Dr Dominic O’Reilly, NHS Forth Valley
  • Dr Alison Rennie, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Dr Gourab Choudhury, NHS Lothian

Top Team (Sponsored by Unison Scotland)

  • Neonatal Ward Forth Valley Hospital, NHS Forth Valley
  • NHS 24
  • Harlawhill Day Care Centre

Global Citizenship

  • Stuart Watson, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Dr Penelope Granger, NHS Tayside
  • Dr Lesley Crichton, NHS Tayside

People’s Choice Award (Sponsored by Alpha Solway)

  • Forth Valley Primary Care Multi-Disciplinary Team, NHS Forth Valley
  • Homeless Health and Asylum Service, Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership
  • Home-Start North Lanarkshire, NHS Lanarkshire
  • Lisa Watt, Shetland Health & Social Care Partnership
  • NHS Fife Community Listening Service Volunteers, NHS Fife
  • Scottish Ambulance Service

All winners will be announced on Thursday 4 November at the awards ceremony.

For further information about the Scottish Health Awards, visit the website.