NHS Tayside Board Members
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy, Nicola Sturgeon, today announced the appointment of four new Members to NHS Tayside Board.
The new appointments are:
Mrs Alison Rogers – Mrs Rogers is a retired secondary school teacher, who taught Biology and Science in London, Kent and Dundee. She was Principal Teacher of Biology at Grove Academy in Dundee and for the last 14 years of her career was the Assistant Head Teacher and then Depute Head Teacher at Menzieshill High School in Dundee. Her role involved school timetabling, supporting pupils with additional needs, pupil guidance and staff welfare. She was also actively involved in curriculum development locally and nationally. Mrs Rogers has worked as an examiner and marker for the Scottish Qualifications Authority and has been on the Board of Partners in Advocacy for two years. During that time she has acted as Minute Secretary for the Board. Mrs Rogers brings to the board her background in education along with her senior management and team working skills working with adults and children.
Mrs Sheila Tunstall-James – Mrs Tunstall-James is a qualified teacher, who taught for a number of years in and around Birmingham, having responsibility for children with learning difficulties. She subsequently progressed into the Pharmaceutical Industry where she advanced from sales and marketing to high profile roles in education and training on both a national and international level. Mrs Tunstall-James has since retired and has been actively involved as a Public Partner with NHS Scotland at both local and national levels. She has also been a member of the Public Partnership Group in Tayside for several years, focussing on community engagement - and at a national level, a Public Partner with Quality Improvement Scotland, Health Protection Scotland, Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and chair of Patient and Public Involvement Group at Scottish Medicines Consortium. Mrs Tunstall-James brings to the Board her experience of working with children, particularly those with learning difficulties, together with analytical skills, teamwork and a record of successful relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across a variety of teams in NHS Scotland.
Mr Munwar Hussain BA (Hons), MBA – Mr Hussain has over 10 years work experience within a range of sectors which include education, the Civil Service and the voluntary sector. He has competencies within project management, strategic governance, community engagement, public involvement and equalities. Mr Hussain is currently working as a project co-ordinator for the University of Abertay in Dundee. He is also a group board member Hillcrest Housing Association and an Audience Council Member (Scotland) for the BBC Trust. Previously he has had board appointments and advisory roles within Castle Rock Edinvar HA, Lothian Police Board and Royal College of General Practitioners. He has also established his own property management company and has devised and delivered many innovative social enterprise and employability initiatives. Mr Hussain brings to the board his considerable experience of partnership development within private and third sector.
Y.Cllr Matthew Landsburgh – Y.Cllr Landsburgh is in his second year studying MA Politics and Economics at the University of Dundee. He is a founding member and current Chair of the Dundee Youth Council (DYC), having previously served as a member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Dundee East. Y.Cllr Landsburgh was also heavily involved in Youth Talkin’ Health (YTH), a group of young people from all three Local Authority areas, looking at young people’s health in Tayside, which kick started improvements in sexual and mental health service provision. Y.Cllr Landsburgh brings to the Board his ongoing interest in health matters and his determination to ensure NHS Tayside supports cares and listens to its patients as well as it can.
All four appointments will be for four years and will run from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2016.
These posts are part-time and attract a remuneration of £8008 for a time commitment of eight hours per week.
None of the above members hold any other Ministerial Appointments.
NHS Tayside is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 400,000 people living in Tayside, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the populations of Dundee City, Angus and Perth & Kinross.
These appointments were made in accordance with the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland's Revised Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies 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 within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. Mr Hussain has canvassed on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Party while he was a member between 2008 and 2010. Mrs Rogers, Mrs Tunstall-James and Y.Cllr Landsburgh have had no political activity within the last five years.