This item was published during the term of a previous administration that ended in April 2007
Mental Welfare Commission
Mr Jamie Malcolm has been re-appointed as a full-time Commissioner with special interest in nursing to the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.
The re-appointment has been made by Her Majesty The Queen on the recommendation of First MInister Jack McConnell.
Mr Malcolm, 51, has an extensive range of clinical and managerial experience, having worked at both the Royal Edinburgh hospital and the State Hospital, Carstairs.
In 1994, Mr Malcolm became the first Nursing Officer with the Mental Welfare Commission.
The re-appointment began on December 17, 2004, until December 16, 2008. Remuneration for the post of full-time Commissioner (with special interest in nursing) is £58,959.
The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland protects mentally disordered people who are not able to look after their own interests. It enquires into cases of alleged ill treatment or deficiency of care or treatment and visits patients in hospital or subject to guardianship orders. The Commission has statutory duties under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
This Ministerial public appointment was made in accordance with the Code of Practice issued by the Scottish Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland.
All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees' political activity (if there is any) to be made public. In the last five years, Mr Malcolm has made a recordable donation to the Labour party. He does not hold any other ministerial appointments.
The MWC currently has 22 commissioners, 17 of whom are part-time. Membership is currently drawn from the fields of psychiatry, general practice, social work, nursing, clinical psychology, law, voluntary sector, accountancy, occupational therapy, minority ethnic interest, learning disabilities and service user representation.