The Chairman’s Awards are supported by Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) which works in partnership with NHSScotland to protect and develop new innovations that come from healthcare professionals. SHIL creates new products and technologies to improve patient care and generate financial income for NHSScotland. Dr Edward Staunton of SHIL said:
"Overcoming challenges and improving patient care in new and innovative ways is a real strength of NHS organisations. It’s the vehicle that leads the service to continually improve the level of care it provides patients.
The Chairman’s Awards inspire a culture that ensures innovations are identified and developed in the interests of patients and society as a whole."