Success for UDOTS Team member

Mrs Linda Johnston, Clinical Audit Service Manager at University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS) was a member of the Intelligent Liver Function Testing (iLFT) Team, NHS Tayside, that won the Innovation Award at this year’s Scottish Health Awards Ceremony on Thursday 14 November 2019 at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh.

Consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist Professor John Dillon and consultant in biochemical medicine Dr Ellie Dow worked with colleagues from NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee to develop the intelligent liver function tests (iLFTs) using the automated Blood Sciences laboratory infrastructure at Ninewells Hospital. The new type of test can detect liver disease at an early stage, potentially saving thousands of lives.

The Scottish Health Awards are the most prestigious and recognised awards for those working across NHS Scotland and its partners in delivering high quality health and social care services to the people of Scotland. Run by the Daily Record in partnership with NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, the awards are now well established in the Scottish calendar and recognise those that go that extra mile to improve the health and wellbeing of others.

The Scottish Health Awards celebrate the extraordinary work of the people on the frontline of health and social care provided by our NHS and its partners. The Scottish Health Awards want to acknowledge the people who genuinely make a difference to people’s lives in Scotland.

Pictured top right, left to right are: Shirley Cleary, De Emma Robinson, Professor John Dillon, Dr Liz Furrie, Linda Johnston and Dr Jennifer Nobes.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director of UDOTS, stated:

“I'd like to congratulate Professor Dillon and the team for the Innovation Award. A proud moment for UOD and for UDOTS as one of our core staff members, Mrs Linda Johnston, was part of the winning team. Linda is dedicated and has a busy timetable in UDOTS but still manages to contribute to other areas of the University and NHS Tayside which in itself is a great achievement.”