NHS Lothian seeks new board members

NHS Lothian is looking for new members to join its board and help shape the region’s health care.


The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing will appoint five new non-executive board members over the next year. The new members will be expected to play a central role in guiding strategies to address the health priorities and health care needs of people living in Lothian.


Brian Houston, Chairman of NHS Lothian board, said: “We are looking for diverse candidates with a wide-range of experience who can represent their community and voice the needs of local people.


“This challenging but demanding role gives the right candidates the opportunity to play an important role in shaping health care and ensuring it meets the needs of the local community.”


New board members will be recruited for a period of four years. The role will require a part-time commitment of around eight hours a week and will include tasks such as attending board and committee meetings, background reading and operational site visits. 


Shulah Allan, who joined NHS Lothian’s Board as a non-executive member four years ago, said: “The role is much more than going to meetings. It’s about participating in decision making, reviewing the challenges and successes and planning the way forward. As non- executive Directors we have a unique opportunity to take part and be involved in our local health services and shaping how they are delivered, day in and day out.”

 For an application pack and full details please visit the public appointments website: www.appointed-for-scotland.org ​