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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11580: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 27 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the recruitment process will be for the appointment of a new chief executive for NHS Orkney after the current postholder takes up a position with NHS Forth Valley; by what date the new chief executive will be in post, and whether it can confirm that the person appointed will carry out their role exclusively for NHS Orkney and not work jointly with another NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 24 October 2017

The recruitment of a new Chief Executive is a matter for NHS Orkney as the employer. NHS Orkney is putting in place interim arrangements while proposals for the appointment of a new Chief Executive are developed.