Top health award for Rhona and her team

Rhona Guild and the Primary Care Team with award sponsor Dr David Montgomery, Pfizer. (Picture by Phil Dye).

Rhona Guild and the Primary Care Team with award sponsor Dr David Montgomery, Pfizer. (Picture by Phil Dye).

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The hard work and dedication displayed by Rhona Guild and the Primary Care Team of the Angus Community Health Partnership based in Forfar was recognised at a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday.

Rhona was among three NHS Tayside healthcare workers who scooped top awards at the Scottish Health Awards 2014 in recognition of their invaluable contribution to Scottish healthcare.

She and her team, who are based at St Margaret’s House, were presented with the Care for Long-Term Illness Award.

The team of nine, led by Rhona (Long Term Conditions Lead Angus Community Health Partnership), is engaged with many self-management initiatives throughout Angus, which aim to help people living with long-term illnesses manage their health conditions.

The team organises and runs out of hours peer support groups for people with severe pain, arthritis and diabetes. Their dedication to helping patients has allowed people with long-term conditions to live better day to day lives.

Sandy Watson, NHS Tayside Chairman, said: “I am delighted to congratulate these NHS Tayside employees on their success at the Scottish Health Awards. It’s wonderful that their dedication and commitment to enhancing our services has been recognised in this way.”

Every year, the Scottish Health Awards recognise and reward the dedicated NHS staff, support workers, volunteers and specialist teams who go the extra mile to provide outstanding patient care.

The other Tayside healthcare workers recognised were Pauline Cameron, Staff Nurse and Training Officer with NHS Tayside, who was awarded the Nurse Award for her work at the Dementia Services Development Centre, and Margaret Sloan, Healthcare Assistant at Drumhar Health Centre in Perth, who was awarded the Unsung Hero Award. To view the full list of winners visit www.scottishhealthawards.com