How it works

Nomination Process

Who can nominate?

Anyone can make a nomination for the Scottish Health Awards and we particularly welcome nominations from the general public who wish to nominate and recognise the contribution and achievements of:

  • individuals, groups and teams delivering NHS or integrated health and social care services within an NHS or a Local Authority environment; and
  • individuals, groups and teams from partner organisations, charities or external organisations who provide health and social care services.

An individual, a group or a team can be nominated for a maximum of two award categories as long as each nomination satisfies the specific award criteria in each. The event organisers reserve the right to reassign nominations to a category that they believe most suited to the nomination.

Please note that individuals cannot nominate themselves but a nomination for a group or a team from an individual within that team will be accepted.

When making a nomination, please ensure that the person or people you are nominating are aware of your nomination and agree to you providing their contact details.

Your nomination should contain the following information:

  • Why you want to nominate this individual/team?
  • What were they trying to achieve?
  • What did they do?
  • What happened as a result?

Who are the awards for?

Nominations can be made for individuals, groups or teams working in an NHS environment or in a Local Authority environment delivering integrated health and social care services. Some award categories are open to partner organisations and to individuals from external organisations. Please read the award category descriptors carefully to decide the category most appropriate for the person or people you wish to nominate.


The awards nomination process

Nominations open on Tuesday 20 June and close at 5 p.m. on Thursday 31 August. Nominations received after this time will not be accepted.


General conditions of entry

The organisers reserve the right to reject any nomination that is likely to negatively impact on the reputation of NHSScotland or its partners or where the nominee is subject to disciplinary procedures.

The organisers reserve the right to reassign nominations to a category they believe is most suited to the information provided in the nomination.

The judges reserve the right to change their decision at any point during the process in the event of further information coming to their attention that would have had a material impact on their original decision.

The judges' decision is final and no communication will be entered into regarding any decisions made.

Profiles and photographs of the winners will be published on the Scottish Health Awards website. The winners of the Scottish Health Awards will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 2nd November 2017.

Award winners will make themselves available, within reason, for promotional purposes by the Daily Record or the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates where appropriate.

In submitting a nomination, you are stating that the person or people you are nominating have agreed to you sharing information about their work. This may be used as the basis for a written feature within Trinity Mirror newspapers without prior consent. Therefore your nomination should not contain any sensitive or confidential information.

Judging Process

There is a two stage judging process for the Scottish Health Awards.

Stage one - Shortlisting

All completed nomination forms will be reviewed by a shortlisting panel who will select the top six scoring nominations in each award category to proceed to the next stage.

Stage two - Judging

Shortlisted nominations will then be reviewed by a judging panel which comprises a number of senior NHSScotland and Health and Social Care Integration representatives, Scottish Government Health and Social Care Policy Officials and a representative from the Daily Record.

Each judge scores the shortlisted nominations separately and then the judging panel comes together to agree the three finalists (which will comprise the winner and two runners up) from each award category.

Where there is a tie break, the Chair of the Judging panel will have the casting vote.

All three finalists will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.

Announcements

We will make contact with all of the people who have got through the first stage of the judging process (shortlisted nominations). At that point, we will be seeking agreement that, should they be successful in getting through to the Finalist stage, we have their permission to publish their name in the newspaper.

Awards finalists will be announced in the week commencing 9 October 2017.

Award winners will be announced at the Scottish Health Awards Ceremony at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh on Thursday 2 November 2017.

Frequently asked questions

Can I nominate one person for more than one award category?
What happens if a person receives multiple nominations?
Will I be contacted for more information?
When will I hear if my nomination has been successful?

Can I nominate one person for more than one award category?

A person can be nominated for more up to 2 category awards as long as each entry satisfies the specific award criteria in that category. The event organisers reserve the right to reassign nominations to a category they believe is most suited to the nomination.


What happens if a person receives multiple nominations?

The judges’ decision will be based on the content of the nomination and what the person or team has done rather than the number of nominations that person or team has received. Multiple nominations do not carry any more weight and will not contribute to the judging outcome.


Will I be contacted for more information?

We may need to contact you and the person you are nominating to seek further information in order to progress your entry. Please provide accurate email addresses and mobile telephone numbers for this purpose and respond as quickly as you can if contacted.


When will I hear if my nomination has been successful?

We will make contact with all of the people nominated who have got through the first stage of the judging process. At that point, we will be seeking their agreement that, should they be successful in getting through to the Finalist stage, they give their permission for their name to be published in the newspaper.