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NHS Highland looking for three new members to join its board


By Andrew Dixon

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NHS Highland wants new non-executive board members who will play a central role in forming strategies to address health and social care priorities.

Health authority chairman Professor Boyd Robertson said: “This is a particularly exciting time to be a non-executive on our board, as we continue to strive towards financial balance, re-mobilise our services, adapt our operations based on learning from the Covid-19 pandemic and focus on preparedness for any increase in demand, should there be a resurgence in Covid-19 patients requiring admission to hospital.

“Our organisational culture really matters to everyone who works for, and engages with, NHS Highland. Non-executive board members must be role models for the NHS Scotland values: care and compassion, dignity and respect, openness, honesty and responsibility and quality and teamwork.

“The diversity of our board is crucial to ensuring we approach our strategic priorities in a safe, effective, person-centred way.”

It is seeking candidates who have experience of working in finance and/or risk and audit, who would be able to participate in the audit committee and/or the finance, resources and performance committee of the NHS board, plus extensive knowledge of the Argyll area.

“In addition, we are interested in applications from candidates who have experience in communications and engagement, media and marketing and/or have an understanding of the health and social care needs of rural and remote communities,” Prof Robertson said.

“We are very keen to hear from under-represented groups including women, disabled people, those from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people aged under 50. Candidates for these roles do not need to have expertise in health or have previous experience of being on a board.”

For more information email seonaidh.laing@nhs.net

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