NHS Lothian chief executive given top honour

PROFESSOR JAMES Barbour, the chief executive of NHS Lothian, has been honoured by the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh with a fellowship.

Professor Barbour said:


“I am delighted to accept this prestigious honour from one of Scotland’s most august and historic medical colleges. NHS Lothian works very closely with the Royal College and other institutions specialising in medical education to ensure that our patients receive extremely high quality care from well-trained medical staff, and this award is a reflection of those important links we have forged together.”


Prof Neil Douglas, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, said:
"James Barbour is a highly successful and innovative chief executive. Since becoming chief executive of the NHS Lothian Board, he has shown strong leadership and made major contributions to the development of healthcare in Scotland. He has successfully integrated NHS services into a single system, and in doing so developed a range of NHS-local authority innovative partnerships with the City of Edinburgh and West Lothian Councils. He has developed close relationships with university partners across Lothian and is regularly asked to contribute to “think tanks” locally and across the UK in recognition of his innovative thinking. We are delighted to welcome him as a Fellow of the College.”