High hopes for NHS Lothian at UK Award night

NHS Lothian's staff newspaper, Connections, has been shortlisted for a top UK Award.

The competition held by the British Association of Communicators in Business (CiB) will take place at the Newcastle Hilton, on Friday, (May 25th).

Connections is one of six finalists in the best internal newspaper category (newspapers published up to 6 times a year) & will go head to head against titles from five private sector organisations.

The judging panel have already given favourable feedback, describing the editorial standards as "high", and praising the editorial boards content and approach.

The editorial board is made up of 29 members of staff from across NHS Lothian who bring different ideas to the table and ultimately make the decision on final copy and layout.

Jenifer Stirton, Director of Communications, NHS Lothian said:

"To be shortlisted for such a prestigious award is a great honour, and we are all delighted.
"The articles and features for Connections are put forward by NHS Lothian staff, for staff to read, so it really is a newspaper for NHS Lothian workers.
"The style of Connections is a tabloid-style newspaper, which is quite different from the other competitors in our category and we hope this will be in our favour!"