Angus Cardiac Group scoops award

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Angus Cardiac Group scooped a top award at the annual Self Management Awards ceremony held recently at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh

Long-Term Conditions Alliance Scotland hosted the ceremony, which was attended by 130 invited guests and included Derek Feeley, director-general health and chief executive of the NHS Scotland, Audrey Birt, chair of Long-Term Conditions Alliance Scotland and Annabelle Ewing MSP.

The awards aim to highlight and share examples of good practice and promote a range of innovative self management work from all over Scotland.

There were 80 nominations this year covering a wide range of self management initiatives which demonstrated examples of excellent partnership work.

Individuals, voluntary organisations and health and social care organisations submitted nominations for range of categories which included Self Management Project of the Year, Self Management Champion of the Year and Self Management Partnership of the Year. Angus Cardiac Group won the Self Management Partnership of the Year category and Gordon Snedden chairman of the group, was awarded Self Management Champion of the Year.

Gordon said: “I am delighted to have won the Self-Management Champion of the Year award, particularly as there were so many high quality nominations from across Scotland.

“It is always nice to receive recognition for the work that you do and the fact that the Angus Cardiac Group’s Angus Activity Programme also won was the icing on the cake.

“I receive so much support, not only from the partners in this project, but also from my dedicated and hard-working colleagues Linda Brown, Karen Fletcher, Lesley Higgins and Tom Brighton.”