Date lodged: 25 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether the recent appointment to the position of deputy chief executive of NHS Lothian was advertised and an open recruitment process followed.
Answered by: Shona Robison 13 September 2017
As autonomous employers it is for each Health Board to ensure that any recruitment process is open and transparent and proper procedures followed.
NHS Lothian have advised that appointment to this particular post was managed under organisational change and that the appropriate processes were followed.