Lifetime Achievement for Lynn

Congratulations to Lynn Waddell, NHS Forth Valley’s Equality and Diversity Manager, who was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent Scottish Diversity Awards. The event, which was organised by The Herald and GenAnalytics, showcased companies, organisations and individuals across Scotland who are making a real difference by putting diversity and inclusion at the heart of their organisation.

Lynn has spent over 40 years working in the NHS. Throughout her career she has been a champion of diversity and inclusion, acting as an advisor to Health Boards and government. Her work has featured in journals, including guidance on the care of pregnant deaf women and she has written articles on the importance of equality for the Nursing Times and Nursing Standard. She has worked to support young carers and helped to set out legislation on disability equality duties within the NHS.

Lynn has won many awards in recognition of her work and currently sits on the NHS Leads network for Equality and Diversity. Lynn has a passion for diversity but at the same time has a track record of delivering practical initiatives to support this agenda and to help change people’s lives.

Neil Kennedy, Managing Partner, MacRoberts LLP, which sponsored the award, said: “It was a great privilege to present Lynn Waddell with the lifetime achievement award to recognise her outstanding contribution in the championing of diversity and inclusion across the NHS in Scotland over 40 years.

“All the winners and finalists richly deserved their awards and recognition.  It was a great celebration of the amazing work that is being done to promote and encourage diversity and equality in the workplace, in our communities and in our society.”