NHS Highland hunts to fill top post

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The search is on for the next person to chair NHS Highland.

The Scottish Government has now started the process to find someone for this non-executive role with ‘the senior level experience required for these significant appointments, which come at an exciting time of transitional change for the NHS in Scotland’.

The part-time post of NHS Highland chairman requires a commitment of at least three days per week for a remuneration of £31,149.

Professor Boyd Robertson, former principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic college based on Skye, was appointed as the interim chairman in February.

Iain Stewart, the chief executive of NHS Highland, said: ‘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.’