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Search for new NHS Highland chair begins

12th October 2019

The Scottish Government has begun its search for a new non-executive Chair of NHS Highland.

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.

"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 Chair requires a commitment of at least three days per week for a remuneration of £31,149.

Applications are sought from individuals with the senior level experience required for this significant appointment.

Information on the posts is available and completed applications must be received on or before midday on Friday, 1st November 2019. See

NHS Highland has produced a short media clip to advertise the vacancy.

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