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Search is on for new NHS Highland chairperson

By Staff Reporter- NOSN

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THE search has begun for a new non-executive chairperson of NHS Highland.

Professor Boyd Robertson was appointed as interim chairman of the health board in February after former incumbent David Alston resigned in the wake of claims of bullying within the organisation.

NHS Highland chief executive Iain Stewart said: “This is a very exciting time for NHS Highland as we look to implement innovative ways of working to address the challenges we face.

“The health board is undertaking service redesigns in Skye, Lochalsh and south-west Ross, Caithness, Badenoch and Strathspey and Lochaber as well as building a new elective care centre in Inverness. We are also utilising modern technology to make it easier for patients to access appointments.

Chief executive Iain Stewart says it is a very exciting time for NHS Highland.
Chief executive Iain Stewart says it is a very exciting time for NHS Highland.

“At the same time, we are looking to balance our books by delivering significant savings. I would encourage applicants who are enthused by a challenge to consider applying for what is a rewarding role within a forward-thinking and innovative health board.

“Most importantly of all, we are working to create an inclusive new workplace culture at NHS Highland which we call 'Fit for the Future' and our new chair will have a key part to play in helping to guide its implementation.”

The part-time post of NHS Highland chairperson requires a commitment of at least three days per week for a remuneration of £31,149.

Information on the posts is available at http://bit.ly/2IDkEmI and completed applications must be received by November 1.

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