Investigation into Management Culture in NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian has responded to the Scottish Government’s Review of Management Culture.

The review (click to download) was commissioned by the Chairman of NHS Lothian Dr Charles Winstanley at the request of the Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon.

Dr Winstanley said: “This has been a difficult time for NHS Lothian but this review was necessary and has provided us with a clear way forward.

“Our focus is now on implementing the recommendations and ensuring that NHS Lothian never finds itself in this position again.

“We intend to establish a Steering Group made up of trades unions representatives and non-executive members of the Board to oversee the progress of the recommendations.”

Tim Davison, interim Chief Executive of NHS Lothian added: “In the short time I have been here I have found an enthusiastic workforce that is very positive about the way ahead.

“I will ensure that the relationship between management and the workforce is open and transparent and that we work in an inclusive and engaging environment where staff feel free to voice concerns.

“I am certain that we can use this report as a way of ensuring NHS Lothian moves forward with confidence and ambition.“