Pam Dudek was congratulated on her upcoming appointment as Chief Executive of NHS Highland. 4 of 12 Adverts. No harm done. NHS Highland chief executive Iain Stewart has quit. NHS Shetland Chief Executive Michael Dickson will take on the role of Interim Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, from today 1st of July. Non-Executive Director. The Scottish Government has supported a decision by NHS Orkney’s new chief executive to commute to his home in the Highlands, during the coronavirus lockdown. A list of attendees and apologies for absence are provided at Annex A. I am really looking forward to meeting the teams, working together and building on the bright and sustainable future ahead for healthcare in Orkney.”​. appointing the chief executive; Interim Board Meeting Arrangements: Due to the stay at home advice and social distancing guidance from the Government, Board meetings will be held in private until further notice. Mr O’Brien was director of … Albert Tait is a Non-Executive Director at NHS 24. I would like to thank him for his service and wish him well. I have returned to my home on the mainland on a few occasions since the March 1, 2020, only when my family has needed me. Lothian NHS Board Waverleygate 2-4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG Main Switchboard: 0131 242 1000 Iain Stewart left the NHS Highland. The appointment followed a rigorous selection process, which saw a very strong field of candidates interviewed for the post. Symptoms include a new continuous cough, a high temperature and loss of taste and smell. Orkney NHS Board Headquarters: Garden House, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 IBQ Chair: John Ross Scott Chief Executive: Cathie Cowan John Connaghan, Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland welcomed everyone to the meeting. 1. Neena Mahal, Chair of NHS Lanarkshire, said: “We are delighted to appoint Heather as interim chief executive of NHS Lanarkshire. In addition develop the Advanced Scrub Practitioner role and Nurse led services in Theatre. This will be an interim arrangement, to see The Board through the winter and until a recruitment process can be undertaken. Voluntary Action Orkney: Supporting The Vital Third Sector. Cathie, who is currently the Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, is expected to take up her new position before the end of the year. Pam has been working as chief officer for the Moray integrated joint board and joins the health board on a … This will be an interim arrangement, to see The Board through the winter and until a recruitment process can be undertaken. Around 3,000 colleagues across NHS Lothian have developed Our Values, a set of common values and ways of working - to the benefit of everyone working in the organisation and, most … Any relocation of clinical services is significant; moving an entire hospital is a major undertaking. NHS Highland has announced that chief executive Iain Stewart is leaving to take up a new post with NHS Orkney. NHS Orkney chief executive, Cathie Cowan is to leave the county for a post as chief executive officer with NHS Forth Valley. NHS Orkney chief executive Iain Stewart last month apologised for causing any upset when he admitted travelling between the island and his family home on Black Isle, which is 150 miles away. She takes up the role on October 5 and replaces current boss Paul Hawkins, who is due to retire. The Executive Members are all senior managers. Dickson reiterated that “we all need to stay really alert to Covid-19 symptoms – even if you think it is only a cold, you should stay at home and request a test”. Shetland’s health chief will be performing two senior roles during a global pandemic after taking on the top job at NHS Orkney in addition to his current duties. A message from NHS Orkney’s interim chief executive, following this afternoon’s announcement from the Scottish Government. Michael Dickson. NHS Highland has appointed a new chief executive. NHS Orkney Chief Executive designate Iain Stewart was due to take over the reins of the island health board from today. We shall be delighted to hear from you, so here are the various ways of contacting us: By telephone to:01856 888100 Chief Executive. The head of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Scotland has been … Iain Stewart, the former head of NHS Highland, took up his post in Kirkwall earlier this year, but it has emerged he has travelled to his home on the Black Isle on numerous occasions during the coronavirus outbreak. She was chief executive of NHS Education for Scotland before joining the Scottish Government last year as director of digital reform and service engagement in the health and social care directorates. The Non-Executive Members of the Board are invited to sit on the Board by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. The Board is clear that being … Albert Tait OBE. The First Minister has confirmed the islands remain in tier 3 but this is being monitored closely. He said: “As the chief executive designate of NHS Orkney I am fully aware of the expectation that is placed upon me by the Scottish Government, NHS Orkney Board and the people of Orkney. John thanked Paul Hawkins for his time as Chief Executive of NHS Fife and Interim Chief Executive of NHS Highland. NHS Orkney Board Members. NHS Shetland Chief Executive Michael Dickson will take on the role of Interim Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, from today 1st of July. A chief executive is being sought to lead the newly formed Destination Orkney partnership, which aims to responsibly boost tourism in the islands over the next seven years. Shetland NHS Board consists of Non-Executive Members, including the Chairman, and Executive Members, including the Chief Executive. The chief executive of NHS Orkney has been criticised for travelling between the northern isle to his family home near Inverness at weekends. Chief executive of NHS Orkney Gerry O’Brien said: “I want to say a huge thank you to every member of staff because everyone has played a part in getting us ready to move. November 27, 2019 at 10:22 am. He has a strong track record and is perfectly placed to pick up the reins immediately. 35 hours per week Permanent £112,722 (including Distant Islands Allowance) Orkney provides a beautiful setting in which to live and work and a wonderful opportunity to combine a fulfilling and challenging career with the best that the islands can offer in terms of lifestyle. Michael brings with him a wealth of experience of remote, island and rural healthcare service delivery. The Non-Executive Members of the Board are invited to sit on the Board by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. Meanwhile, Paul Hawkins, chief executive of NHS Fife, will be seconded to NHS Highland as interim chief executive from 27 January 2020. (during office hours). NHS Shetland Chief Executive Michael Dickson is to steer NHS Orkney for the “foreseeable future” as Iain Stewart steps down just hours before taking over as health chief. May 21, 2020 at 9:21 am. NHS Orkney’s CEO has written an open letter to the people of Orkney in response to criticism he received when travelling to his home in the Black Isle during lockdown. • Arlene Crockett, Director (for Item 3). If you have a new continuous cough OR fever OR loss of / change in sense of smell or taste you should self isolate immediately and call to book a test on 01856 888 211 between 08:00-18:00, 7 days per week. “Meanwhile, I welcome confirmation that NHS Shetland Chief Executive, Michael Dickson has agreed to take over in an interim capacity. NHS Shetland Chief Executive Michael Dickson will take on the role of Interim Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, from today 1st of July. “At a time when staff across the organisation have been going above and beyond in response to the current pandemic, this has been an unwelcome distraction that NHS Orkney did not need nor could it afford. Martin Togneri. Michael Dickson, who has been NHS Shetland’s chief executive for less than a year, is set to perform the equivalent role at NHS Orkney for the “foreseeable future”. Heather, who is currently NHS Lanarkshire’s deputy chief executive and director of acute services, will take on her new role on 15 June 2020 from Calum Campbell who has been appointed interim chief executive of NHS Lothian. NHS Orkney consists of nine non-executive members and five executive members. Please note the papers for the Board Meetings will be available shortly after the scheduled meeting. NHS Highland can confirm that from week commencing 27 January Iain Stewart will be moving on from his role as Chief Executive of NHS Highland to take an executive role within NHS Orkney ahead of taking on the role of Chief Executive after the phased retirement of current Chief Executive Gerry O’Brien. A new CT scanner has just been installed at Balfour Hospital and, despite being geographically isolated, excellent communication links have been developed within the islands and with other centres on the Scottish mainland, as Chief Executive Cathie Cowan outlines: “We are really trying to invest in healthcare on the island. NHS Highland has appointed a new chief executive. “Iain Stewart will not be taking up the role of Chief Executive and Accountable Officer with NHS Orkney.” – HURRAH! Michael Dickson, who has been NHS Shetland’s chief executive for less than a year, is set to perform the equivalent role at NHS Orkney for the “foreseeable future”. NHS Orkney says it is "profoundly concerned" that Covid-19 is spreading "rapidly" across the islands, as a growing number of people in the community are believed to be infected with the virus. Chair • Councillor Rachael A King, Orkney Islands Council. In addition, steps to support capacity at Chief Executive level have also been taken within NHS Highland and NHS Orkney. Shetland NHS Board consists of Non-Executive Members, including the Chairman, and Executive Members, including the Chief Executive. Published by Orkney News Ltd., KW16 3HY, Orkney. NHS Orkney’s main objective over recent years has been to deliver top quality patient care under severe financial constraints. Lothian NHS Board Waverleygate 2-4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG Main Switchboard: 0131 242 1000 YOUR RIGHTS. The arrangement is intended to see the board through the winter until a … The board of NHS Orkney were aware of these journeys. “Iain Stewart will not be taking up the role of Chief Executive and Accountable Officer with NHS Orkney. “NHS Orkney needs to look to the future and I believe Michael will help steer us through the recovery and renewal process as we restart our services and adapt to our changing environment.”. Iain Stewart traveled from Orkney to his family home in Black Isle, near Inverness, over the weekend. He arrived in January when Iain Stewart left to take up an ill-fated role with NHS Orkney. We invite submissions on any topic relevant to the people of Orkney. Related story: NHS Orkney Covid19 Testing Figures, Tagged as: Covid19, Iain Stewart, Michael Dickson, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland. Speaking to … View details. Michael Dickson, NHS Shetland chief executive, will lead both heath boards for the “foreseeable future” after the resignation of NHS Orkney’s Iain Stewart. The Executive Directors are NHS Highland employees and are appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. NHS Orkney’s CEO apologises in open letter. “Hopefully, Mr Stewart’s departure will draw a line under this unfortunate episode and allow the board and management to focus their full attention on more important matters. Staff at the healthboard have been informed of the decision and Mr O’Brien says his decision to retire is “based entirely on personal and family reasons”. Chief Executive Officer at NHS Orkney Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom 33 connections. Iain Stewart, who is one of those leading the charge in Orkney’s fight against the virus, and encourages residents to avoid … Madeline Smith is Vice Chair of the NHS 24 Board. The move takes effect immediately and will see Mr Stewart take on an executive role within NHS Orkney ahead of taking on the role of chief executive after the phased retirement of current head Gerry … Shetland’s health chief will be performing two senior roles during a global pandemic after taking on the top job at NHS Orkney in addition to his current duties. As well as overseeing the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Scotland, she also has responsibility for Test and Protect. Any relocation of clinical services is significant; moving an entire hospital is a major undertaking. NHS Orkney chief executive Iain Stewart last month apologised for causing any upset when he admitted travelling between the island and his family home on Black Isle, which is 150 miles away. I’m sure Iain was a good man & travelling to the black isle was an easy distance & very safely isolated journey by its nature. Michael Dickson, our interim chief executive has just given a facebook livestream update on the current Covid situation in Shetland, but there are some important key messages for us all, particularly in relation to staying safe and following the guidance this Hogmanay and New Year. I certainly look forward to working with him over the coming months”. NHS Orkney's chief executive designate who came under fire for leaving the islands for his mainland home during lockdown will no longer take up what should have been his new job… NHS Orkney's chief executive designate who came under fire for leaving the islands for his mainland home during lockdown will no longer take up what should have been his new job. A statement from NHS Orkney said that as of tomorrow (1 July) Dickson will take on the role of interim chief executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, for the foreseeable future. Meghan McEwan, Chair of NHS Orkney said: If you would like to advertise on this site please contact us for rates. Apologies . A recruitment process for the new position has been launched, representing a key step in the implementation of the Destination Orkney initiative. Chief Executive Officer at NHS Orkney Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom 33 connections. Pam Dudek will be the health authority's third new boss in two years. 1.John Connaghan, Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland welcomed everyone to the meeting. McArthur brands NHS Orkney's Chief Exec's position "untenable" Posted by Media Team | Updated 2020-06-09 In response to news that NHS Orkney Chief Executive Designate, Iain Stewart made a visit to Glasgow for personal reasons during the early stages of lockdown, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called for Mr Stewart to go or be removed. Iain Stewart, NHS Orkney chief executive designate. The intention is that Mr Stewart will then take on the role of chief executive at NHS Orkney, after the phased retirement of current chief executive Gerry O’Brien. Test and Protect. Read more details Pam Dudek will be the health authority's third new boss in two years. Photo: Shetland News. We’re all really excited to get the new facility up and running. Iain Stewart, chief executive designate of NHS Orkney, lives in Culbokie on the Black Isle and has made the journey on numerous occasions at weekends, describing the trips as “essential”. View details. “Iain has provided us with a valuable contribution as Gold Commander during our Covid-19 response phase and has demonstrated a commitment to listening and putting staff at the heart of how we do our business. NHS Highland can confirm that from week commencing 27 January Iain Stewart will be moving on from his role as Chief Executive of NHS Highland to take an executive role within NHS Orkney ahead of taking on the role of Chief Executive after the phased retirement of current Chief Executive Gerry O’Brien. Compliments, Concerns & Complaints; Freedom of Information; OUR VALUES INTO ACTION. NHS Orkney Yesterday at 11:46 AM Michael Dickson, our interim chief executive has just given a facebo ... ok livestream update on the current Covid situation in Shetland, but there are some important key messages for us all, particularly in relation to staying safe and following the guidance this Hogmanay and New Year. Michael Dickson said of his interim appointment: “Both chairs from NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland routinely share good practice and innovation to support the delivery of high quality care to our respective island communities. NHS Shetland chief executive Michael Dickson is taking on the role of interim chief executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, until Orkney recruits a permanent chief executive. Join to Connect NHS Orkney. NHS Orkney Provide direction and support to the development effort in the Operating Theatre in particular and contribute to the O&D efforts within the wider health community in general. 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