December 2nd 2020 | Garden Lobby, The Scottish Parliament


29 Jul
' Nominations Open '
19 Oct
' Nominations Close '
11 Nov
' Shortlist Announced '

Winners 2019

Campbell Christie Public Service Reform Award

Mental Health Hub
NHS 24

NHS 24 has transformed its response to people accessing the 111 service with a mental health need, establishing a dedicated mental health hub and collaborating with Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service to improve our collective response to those in mental health distress.

Community Engagement Award

Team Up to Clean Up
Renfrewshire Council

As a key part of Renfrewshire’s multifaceted approach to Community Safety, the Team Up to Clean Up Campaign is a grassroots partnership, building resilience, pride and capacity within Renfrewshire communities through community led clean up, improvement and enforcement activity. Volunteers are supported with advice, equipment and resources to enable them to organise clean ups and make other environmental improvements.

Third Sector Partnership Award

MCR Pathways Mentoring Programme
MCR Pathways and Glasgow City Council

MCR Pathways is a Scottish, school-based mentoring programme supporting those in or on the edges of the care-system to realise their full potential through education. Founded in Glasgow and working in partnership with Glasgow City Council (GCC), they support pupils using an evidence based model, developed with young people, for young people. Their vision is that every care-experienced and disadvantaged young person in Scotland gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as any other.

Project and Programme Management Award

Forestry Devolution Programme
Scottish Government

Involving close working with the Forestry Commission, the UK and Welsh Governments, Trade Unions and stakeholders, Scottish Government delivered a commitment to complete the devolution of forestry to make it fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Parliament.

Leadership Award

Derek Flood
Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership

Derek has brought 3 separate teams together under a single vision of improving the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, inspiring confidence and a passion for the possible. The team still carries out the three elements of Social Security advice and information; Welfare Rights representation, and Specialist Money Advise, however this is done in a joined up way that minimises duplication and maximises long-term and sustainable gain for the citizen

Communications Award

Domestic Abuse Campaign
Scottish Government

Last year, 59,541 incidents of domestic abuse were recorded in Scotland. However many more victims go unrecognised, often those suffering from psychological abuse. In April 2019, Scotland introduced landmark legislation covering both physical abuse and other forms of controlling behaviour, which could not be easily prosecuted using then-existing laws. We had to raise awareness of the new law and build confidence in reporting. Working with stakeholders and survivors, we unearthed a key insight: coercive and controlling behaviour erodes a survivor’s identity, their sense of self. This was instrumental to the campaign’s success, which harnessed mass and direct media to increase understanding and encourage survivors to seek help.

Digital Public Services Award

BP Monitoring
NSS Integration Team

The digital blood pressure monitoring service project was initiated to facilitate a national scalable digital solution for the telemonitoring of blood pressure, the aim of which is to improve blood pressure control. The NSS Integration team, in partnership with NHS24, NHS Lothian and TEC, developed a national digital solution that delivers blood pressure monitoring data directly into GP practices’ electronic document management system. This solution delivers an enhanced digital dashboard which provides graphical monitoring of blood pressure over time, colour-coded clinical alerts requiring medical intervention, monitoring of targets agreed and set out in the Telehealth Programme and which follow national guidelines and reporting which complies with nationally agreed algorithms.

Championing Gender Equality Award

Period and Menopause Policy
The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB) is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all staff throughout their working lives. Recognising the impact of menstruation and menopause on the workforce is key to the Parliament’s commitment to an inclusive working environment, led by our values of inclusiveness, stewardship, respect and excellence. This includes creating a culture where staff experiencing problematic periods or menopausal symptoms get the support they need to manage their symptoms at work.

Rising Star Award

Mhairi Gavin
Scottish Parliament

Mhairi has shown leadership in shaping the new Legal Research Assistant position within the Parliament’s Solicitor’s Office. She played a core role in the team supporting parliamentary scrutiny of complex issues arising from Brexit. Mhairi also broadened the role into researching policy proposals for Member’s Bills. Mhairi has exceeded expectations in the delivery of user-friendly and practical research in highly technical areas, acting as a role model for the Parliament’s values and behaviours. As an advocate for the importance of mental health, she has taken a lead role in organising events and material to promote wellbeing within the Parliament.

Employee Development and Skills Award

Project Management Qualification for Local Government
Scotland Excel, Improvement Service & East Renfrewshire Council

In 2017 a survey of local authorities identified a “lack of project management capacity within councils” and an interest in adopting an approach that had been developed and delivered internally by East Renfrewshire Council. A partnership between the Scotland Excel Academy and the Improvement Service followed, to jointly develop and deliver a Scottish Qualifications Authority accredited qualification in Project Management that focuses on the unique characteristics of local government alongside practical delivery of live projects.

Colin Mair Award for Policy in Practice

Inverclyde HSCP and Ardgowan Hospice for support to Compassionate Inverclyde
Inverclyde HSCP and Ardgowan Hospice

HSCP and Ardgowan hospice fund and support Compassionate Inverclyde a social movement that is helping to transform attitudes and everyday practices around loneliness, social isolation, death and bereavement across Inverclyde. The ethos about local people working alongside existing formal services enabling ordinary people to do ordinary things, tapping into our desire to be kind, helpful and neighbourly.

Commercial Partnerships Award

Access to Free Sanitary Products
Scottish Government, FareShare Scotland and Hey Girls

A partnership between Scottish Government, food redistribution charity FareShare, and Hey Girls, a social enterprise based in East Lothian, has made accessing free period products for those on low incomes easy and dignified. FareShare has distributed a range of free period products – sourced from suppliers including Boots, Hey Girls and Unicorn Cups – to those on low incomes through its network of community organisations using its four Redistribution Centres in Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sir Paul Grice