Fiona is new health and social care chief

Fiona Davies.
Fiona Davies.

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Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), the group responsible for responsible for planning, resourcing and overseeing the delivery of integrated services, has appointed a new leader.

Fiona Davies, who has held the post of interim chief officer since May 2021, has now been appointed as the HSCP’s chief officer.

Saying she felt ‘honoured’ by the appointment, Ms Davies added: ‘It is a privilege to be working with all the partnership staff, partners and voluntary organisations.

‘My focus is to continue delivering high quality health and social care services, and to ensure the HSCP achieves the best possible outcomes for people living in communities across Argyll and Bute.’

Ms Davies started her career as a registered mental health nurse and gained a wide range of experience across three of the four UK nations in clinical, professional leadership, operational and strategic management roles.

In 2012, she moved to Lochaber and developed a strong interest in the delivery of remote and rural health and social care services.

Prior to her time in Argyll and Bute, Ms Davies was leading mental health services for the north of NHS Highland.

She has worked in a variety of care settings focusing on quality, governance and service development, with a particular interest in stakeholder work, organisational development, and innovative and transformative service planning.

Welcoming Ms Davies to her position, NHS Highland chief executive Pam Dudek said: ‘Having Fiona on board permanently will be a great asset to the partnership and I look forward to continuing to work closely with her in the future.’

Pippa Milne, chief executive of Argyll and Bute Council, added: ‘Fiona has been a fantastic interim chief officer and I am very pleased that she will be continuing to lead the organisation.’