Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy, Nicola Sturgeon, today announced the reappointment of a Member to Fife NHS Board.
Alison Rooney – has been a Member of Fife NHS Board for four years, bringing to the board an understanding of the clinical and financial issues facing NHS Fife today. Alison also brings to the board experience from her 30 year career which has spanned industry, business, public sector and academia, with a strong focus on strategic development, operational delivery, governance, finance and marketing and communications. Alison is currently Chief Executive of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and committed to achieving the highest standard of patient care across Fife. Alison is also Chair of the Patient Focus Public Involvement Committee and Member of the Service Redesign Committee, giving her experience of issues that affect the experience patients have with healthcare services in Fife. Alison is also chair of the Audit Committee, giving her an understanding of how the funds allocated to NHS Fife must be properly controlled and used.
Alison Rooney does not hold any other ministerial appointments.
This re-appointment will be for four years and will run from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2016.
This re-appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,008 for a time commitment of eight hours per week.
NHS Fife is responsible for the strategic planning of health services and the development of measures to improve the health of the community in the Fife region. NHS Fife is responsible for meeting the health needs of more than 354,000 people living within its boundaries.
This reappointment is regulated by the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland.
All re-appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the re-appointment 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. Alison Rooney has had no political activity in the last five years.