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Nominations are now open for the Scottish Health Awards – the prestigious national awards ceremony that recognises the work of healthcare professionals across the country.

Run by the Daily Record in partnership with NHSScotland 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 the people of Scotland.

This year, there are 17 award categories:

  • Support Worker Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Volunteers Award
  • Optometrist Award
  • Midwife Award
  • Therapist Award
  • Care for Long-term Illness Award
  • Young Achiever Award
  • Unsung Hero Award
  • Care for Mental Health Award
  • Integrated Care for Older People Award
  • Healthier Lifestyle Award
  • Leader of the Year Award
  • Dentist Award
  • Nurse Award
  • Doctor Award
  • Top Team Award

In 2016, Christine Malkison, a Support Nurse with the Over 65 Community Psychiatric Nursing Service based at Whyteman’s Brae, won the Support Worker Award at the event.

Christine was recognised for her work with elderly patients and her natural ability to establish a rapport with patients, families and colleagues alike.

To nominate the work of teams and individuals across Fife in both acute and the community this year, visit where you can also find out more about the award categories.

Nominations close at 5pm on Thursday, 31st August, 2017.