Watch a new film, commissioned by Scottish Care, showcasing this year’s Care Home Awards Nurse of the Year finalists.




Celebrating nurses in the independent care home sector

Watch a new film, commissioned by Scottish Care, showcasing this year’s Care Home Awards Nurse of the Year finalists.


Scottish Care is proud to have hosted the 12th Annual Care Home Awards on Friday 18 November. The Awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements, commitment and dedication of everyone involved in delivering services which have a direct and positive impact for the individuals and families we support in care homes, often with increasingly complex needs.

The staff in our care homes are real heroes, making an enormous difference to the lives of those they look after, and it is a privilege to be able to reward and recognise their contributions.

We congratulate all the 2016 award nominees and the finalists.

As a new part of the Scottish Care Awards, each year Scottish Care will profile a particular award category to provide some more information about the finalists and the role they do.  The chosen category for 2016 is Nurse of the Year.

Over 5,000 nurses work in independent sector social care services across Scotland Each day, they dedicate themselves to the care and support of some of our most vulnerable citizens, who often have complex clinical, physical and emotional needs.  Nursing is hard, emotional and costly work, just as much as it is rewarding, renewing and inspiring.

At present, we are experiencing a severe shortage of nurses working in the independent care sector and we know that part of the reason for this is a lack of awareness of what working in a care home as a nurse is really like.

We have therefore produced a short film, which celebrates the amazing achievements of this year’s four Nurse finalists and also highlights the many opportunities that nursing in a care home can provide.

You can watch the film here:

We will be providing more information about each finalist and releasing more films in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for these and feel free to share and tweet them!

Let’s celebrate the fantastic work of staff in our care services.


With thanks to Michael Rea, film maker –


Last Updated on 18th November 2016 by Scottish Care

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