A huge thanks to the following organisations for sponsoring the Celebrating Success Awards:

Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation (ELHF)

Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation (ELHF) supports healthier, longer lives for the people of Lothian. We invest in the promotion of better health and wellbeing across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Last year we contributed over £5 million in charitable grants to health-improvement projects.

ELHF has supported the Celebrating Success Awards since 2012, to recognise the outstanding individuals and teams who go above and beyond in their jobs every day of the year. This grant is part of a funding programme of staff development.

For further information about the Foundation visit www.elhf.co.uk

The SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE, Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University’s School of Health & Social Care provides a vibrant teaching and research environment for over 2,500 students and 130 staff. It delivers a world class learning experience and undertakes pioneering research with a focus on practical and applied results.

The health and social care sector is one of the most rapidly changing and high profile sectors. Policy changes alongside financial challenges are putting greater demands on staff in terms of knowledge, skills and qualifications.  The School’s nursing and midwifery graduates qualify with official Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration. 99.4% of nursing students go straight into work within six months of graduating, and they go prepared with both the skills they need to provide great care and a fantastic work ethic.  

University of Edinburgh

The College of medicine and Veterinary Medicine and the University of Edinburgh is proud to support the NHS Lothian award for Innovation, Quality and Productivity.  For more than four centuries University of Edinburgh staff have been at the forefront of developments in medicine, biomedicine and science.  For the last 60 years since its inception, the University has worked closely with colleagues in the NHS both locally and through the UK.  Darwin, Simpson and Conan Doyle were students in Edinburgh and the College is internationally renowned for its research and teaching.  Our staff have and continue to revolutionise surgery, publish era defining books and importantly with colleagues in the NHS have paved the way for life saving medical breakthroughs and introduced to the world many inventions, discoveries and ideas.

The Royal College of Midwives

The Royal College of Midwives are the trade union and professional organisation for midwifery in Scotland.  They represent midwives, student midwives and maternity care support workers, and are the only organisation run by midwives for midwives and the maternity teams who support them.  They are the voice of midwifery, providing excellence in representation, professional leadership, education and influence for and on behalf of midwives.

They actively support and campaign for improvements for maternity services and provide professional leadership for one of the most established of all clinical disciplines.

Royal College of Nursing

RCN Scotland campaigns on issues of concern to nurses both registered and unregistered, student nurses, midwifes and patients, influences health policies and promotes excellence in nursing practice on behalf of its members.

We now have more than 39,000 members in Scotland and are continuing to grow. Increasing our membership is one of our top priorities. The larger our membership, the more we can achieve together, strengthening our ability to influence and ensuring we remain the voice of nurses and nursing in Scotland.

The RCN represents nurses and nursing, promotes excellence in practice and shapes health policies.


UNISON is NHS Lothian’s biggest trade union with more than 8500 members.  We're working to protect and improve the public services, win equal pay and employment rights for everyone, improve safety in the workplace and end discrimination and harassment at work.

UNISON Lothian Health includes members from all staff groups.   But there is more to UNISON Lothian Health than looking after people at work.  We care passionately about the future of the NHS in Scotland as a publicly funded service that is free at the point of delivery.   This makes campaigning to stop the increasing involvement of the private sector in the provision of health care services a priority for us.

Being a UNISON Lothian Health member gives you a huge range of benefits, including:

  • Unrivalled protection and representation at work – we have more fully training representatives than any other union in NHS Lothian
  • Help with pay and conditions of service.
  • Health & Safety guidance and support
  • Excellent legal services including free help with work problems and legal support for members and their families

To find out more about UNISON Lothian Health, contact:

Sharon Jamieson, Branch Administrator, REH Branch Office : 0131 537 6681 or email: Sharon.jamieson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Ernst and Young

EY is a professional services firm employing 190,000 people based in 728 offices in 150 countries.  We have over 11,000 staff in the UK and have offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness with over 800 people.

We provide four major service lines to our clients – Assurance, Advisory, Tax, Transaction Advisory Services - and serve both the public and private sectors.

EY is committed to doing its part in building a better working world. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Aspen People Ltd

Aspen People Ltd is a UK executive search firm working in partnership with a broad range of private and public sector organisations helping them attract the highest calibre individuals. Our professional team have delivered executive search assignments across virtually all functional specialism’s enjoying particular success at Chief Executive and Managing Director level. Our Board Room practice is recognised as a leading catalyst in attracting Chair, Non-Executive and Executive Board appointments. All of our Directors previously enjoyed successful careers with Munro Consulting. Our Managing Director, Ken Dalgleish, was one of the founders of Munro. We’ve built on our executive search heritage, reflected in our dedication to quality, integrity and good governance at every level of recruitment. Our team work closely with clients, championing a partnership ethos, enabling us to gain genuine insight into their corporate culture and a true view of their needs. We are committed to building close, productive relationships with all our clients and candidates. They benefit from our skilled professional team, robust procedures, specialist experience across all sectors, truly impressive networks and a creative, flexible recruitment process.

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