Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Cities Strategy, Nicola Sturgeon, today announced the reappointment of a Member to Grampian NHS Board.
Raymond Bisset - an experienced Board Member and former senior Local Authority Councillor, who previously sat on the Boards of the North of Scotland Water Authority (NOSWA) and Aberdeen Harbour Board, has been re-appointed to the Board of NHS Grampian. Raymond is presently the Chair of the Board's Endowment Committee and Patient Focus and Public Involvement Committee. He brings to the board a good grasp of governance and constructive challenge and a clear understanding of the workings of NHS Grampian and the wider political and public picture at a time of change and challenge in the Health Service. This is based on his extensive experience as a Board Member of NHS Grampian and from his Public Service and Local Authority work, which should help the Board in taking forward the impending Health and Social Care integration. He is also committed to the ethos of the Quality Strategy and has particular interests in involving patients in their own care and in patient safety. Raymond does not hold any other ministerial appointments.
This re-appointment will be for four years and will run from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2017.
This re-appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,008 for a time commitment of eight hours per week.
Grampian NHS Board is responsible for the strategic planning of health services and the development of measures to improve the health of the community in the Grampian area.
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. Raymond Bisset has canvassed on behalf of a party or helped at elections by putting a poster in curtilage of house during election period for the Scottish Liberal Democrats.