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New medical leadership at NHS Highland

17th August 2019

Photograph of New medical leadership at NHS Highland

NHS Highland today announces the appointment of Dr Boyd Peters as its new Medical Director.

Dr Peters, who has the held post on an interim basis since April 2019 this year, was previously the board's Associate Medical Director for mental health and worked as a GP in Grantown-on-Spey for over 25 years.

He was also NHS Highland's clinical lead for the redesign of health and social care services in Badenoch and Strathspey, which includes the construction of the new Badenoch and Strathspey Community Hospital. Dr Peters will attend board meetings and provide clinical advice to the NHS Highland board.

Dr Peters said: "I’m delighted to take on this important role. As we deal with the challenges ahead of us I will do everything I can to ensure that clinical leadership will play a key part in reshaping our services. Having worked in the Highlands for 28 years I know just how dedicated and committed our clinical teams are and I look forward to working with them and supporting them in all that they do."

NHS Highland Chief Executive Iain Stewart said: "I am delighted to announce Boyd’s appointment. I have come to know Boyd well during his time as interim Medical Director and I have every confidence that our medical leadership will be in safe hands. He will be a key member of our team and will play an important role as we deliver the new transformation agenda."

Dr Peters takes up his post with immediate effect.