The Scottish Health Awards are the most prestigious and recognised awards for those working across NHS Scotland and its partners to deliver high quality health and social care services to the people of Scotland. Run by the Daily Record in partnership with NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, the awards are now well established in the Scottish calendar and recognise those that go that extra mile to improve the health and wellbeing of others.

Since March 2020, NHS Scotland and its partners across health and social care have risen to the challenge of dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NHS was put on an emergency footing – maintaining urgent care, flexing capacity from paused services to meet demand and developing innovative ways of working.

Those working across health and social care have shown incredible resolve and flexibility, in many cases being deployed into new roles and into new ways of working across our health and social care system.

Please take the time to nominate someone you believe deserves to be recognised across the sixteen award categories for this year. Nominations close on 21 August 2022.

While we expect that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will again feature across the majority of the award categories, the People's Choice Award specifically recognises our individuals and teams who have responded so magnificently to the challenge of caring for people during the pandemic, while at the same time maintaining a range of essential services and continuing to provide essential care.

The People's Choice Award will be put to a public vote after nominations close on 21 August and when our judging panel have selected the most inspiring nominations, you'll be able to vote for your winner in this category.

We'll announce the finalists in the other categories w.c 4 October and all winners – including the winner of the People's Choice Award – will be announced on 3 November at the awards ceremony - details of how you can join us can be found in the book ticket section of the website.