We’re delighted to announce this year’s finalists for the Scottish Health Awards.  With over 750 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 outstanding quality of work, commitment, care and compassion demonstrated in this year’s nominations has been incredible, with many of our health and social care workers going that extra mile to deliver much needed care to individuals under challenging circumstances. 

This year’s finalists are as follows: 

Support Worker (Sponsored by Unison NHS Lothian branch) 

  • Michael Grogan, NHS Tayside 

  • Margaret Sloan, NHS Tayside 

  • Tammie Jamieson, NHS Dumfries & Galloway 

Innovation (Sponsored by School of Health Sciences, University of Dundee) 

  • RCDS, NHS Fife 

  • HorseBack UK. The Big Journey. NHS Grampian 

  • Rory Munro, NHS Highland 


  • Amma Birth Companions, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

  • Jimmy Grieve, NHS Lanarkshire 

  • Kidney Research UK: Scottish Peer Educator Team, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

Midwife (Sponsored by Royal College of Midwives) 

  • Anna Campbell, NHS Dumfries & Galloway 

  • Vicky Blair, NHS Lothian 

  • NHS Fife Birth at Home Team, NHS Fife 

Allied Health Professional 

  • Shuna Mighton, NHS Western Isles 

  • Karen Robertson, NHS Dumfries & Galloway 

  • Mhairi Burke, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

Young Achiever 

  • Ewan Pow, NHS Lothian / Public Health Scotland

  • Thomas Valentine, Scottish Ambulance Service 

  • Craig McGregor, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

Unsung Hero  

  • Chris Purnell, Scottish Ambulance Service 

  • Margaret Sloan, NHS Tayside 

  • Laic Khalique, NHS Tayside 

Care for Mental Health 

  • Lanarkshire Care Home Wellbeing Group, NHS Lanarkshire 

  • Psychological Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian 

  • Trauma Informed Cervical Screening Project Team, NHS Forth Valley 

Integrated Care  

  • Penumbra Mental Health – Milestone ARBD, NHS Lothian 

  • South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership: Home First, NHS Lanarkshire 

  • Rosewell House, NHS Grampian 

Tackling Health Inequalities (Sponsored  by Scottish Government) 

  • Cyrenians Hospital In-Reach Team, NHS Lothian 

  • Navigator Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (Medics Against Violence) 

  • Amma Birth Companions, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

Leader of the Year (Sponsored by NHS Education for Scotland) 

  • Jan Thomson, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership

  • Fiona MacKenzie, NHS Grampian 

  • Morag Curnow, NHS Tayside 

Nurse (Sponsored by Unison Greater Glasgow and Clyde) 

  • Isobel McLucas, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

  • Brenda Kirk, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

  • Linda McGinn, NHS Ayrshire & Arran 


  • Dr Ernest Akrong, NHS Orkney 

  • Dr Sinead Bradshaw, NHS Lothian 

  • Dr Balasubramaniam Vijayan, NHS Grampian 

Top Team (Sponsored by Unison Scotland Health Committee) 

  • Arrochar GP Surgery Team, NHS Highland 

  • Covid and Flu National Vaccination Programme Team, Scottish Government Partnership

  • Virtual Ward Team - Western Isles Hospital at Home, NHS Western Isles 

Global Citizenship 

  • Andrew Kent, NHS Highland 

  • Ishbel Campbell, NHS Lothian 

  • Robert Stewart, NHS Lothian 

People’s Choice Award (Sponsored  by Alpha Solway) 

  • Arrochar GP Surgery Team, NHS Highland 

  • Carol Rattray, NHS Lanarkshire 

  • Carolyn MacGillivray, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde 

  • Community Independent Living Services (CILS) Dundee, NHS Tayside 

  • Gemma Lawson, NHS Fife  

  • Virtual Ward Team - Western Isles Hospital at Home, NHS Western Isles 

All winners will be announced on Thursday 3 November at the awards ceremony in Edinburgh 

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