NHS Orkney chief executive, Cathie Cowan is to leave the county for a post as chief executive officer with NHS Forth Valley. NHS Orkney says it is "profoundly concerned" that Covid-19 is spreading "rapidly" across the islands, as a growing number of people in the community are believed to be infected with the virus. Compliments, Concerns & Complaints; Freedom of Information; OUR VALUES INTO ACTION. Iain Stewart, who is one of those leading the charge in Orkney’s fight against the virus, and encourages residents to avoid … Caroline Lamb has been appointed the new chief executive of NHS Scotland. The Scottish Government has supported a decision by NHS Orkney’s new chief executive to commute to his home in the Highlands, during the coronavirus lockdown. May 21, 2020 at 9:21 am. The Executive Members are all senior managers. Opposition parties cant wait to bang on about something they dont understand! Cathie, who is currently the Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, is expected to take up her new position before the end of the year. We’re all really excited to get the new facility up and running. Any relocation of clinical services is significant; moving an entire hospital is a major undertaking. Meanwhile, Paul Hawkins, chief executive of NHS Fife, will be seconded to NHS Highland as interim chief executive from 27 January 2020. NHS Orkney consists of nine non-executive members and five executive members. The intention is that Mr Stewart will then take on the role of chief executive at NHS Orkney, after the phased retirement of current chief executive Gerry O’Brien. Pam Dudek will be the health authority's third new boss in two years. He arrived in January when Iain Stewart left to take up an ill-fated role with NHS Orkney. If you have a new continuous cough OR fever OR loss of / change in sense of smell or taste you should self isolate immediately and call to book a test on 01856 888 211 between 08:00-18:00, 7 days per week. NHS Orkney’s main objective over recent years has been to deliver top quality patient care under severe financial constraints. Pam Dudek, chief executive . A message from NHS Orkney’s interim chief executive, following this afternoon’s announcement from the Scottish Government. The First Minister has confirmed the islands remain in tier 3 but this is being monitored closely. Chief Executive. Neena Mahal, Chair of NHS Lanarkshire, said: “We are delighted to appoint Heather as interim chief executive of NHS Lanarkshire. Related story: NHS Orkney Covid19 Testing Figures, Tagged as: Covid19, Iain Stewart, Michael Dickson, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland. No harm done. NHS Orkney chief executive Gerry O’Brien has announced he is to retire. This will be an interim arrangement, to see The Board through the winter and until a recruitment process can be undertaken. He has a strong track record and is perfectly placed to pick up the reins immediately. Michael Dickson, who has been NHS Shetland’s chief executive for less than a year, is set to perform the equivalent role at NHS Orkney for the “foreseeable future”. NHS Orkney chief executive Cathie Cowan has asked staff to remain vigilant after a cyber-attack on Friday targeted organisations around the world. Read more details Pam Dudek will be the health authority's third new boss in two years. • Arlene Crockett, Director (for Item 3). John thanked Paul Hawkins for his time as Chief Executive of NHS Fife and Interim Chief Executive of NHS Highland. “I see this appointment as an extension of that mutual support. 1.John Connaghan, Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland welcomed everyone to the meeting. The Non-Executive Members of the Board are invited to sit on the Board by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. Pam Dudek was congratulated on her upcoming appointment as Chief Executive of NHS Highland. 4 of 12 Adverts. NHS Orkney’s CEO has written an open letter to the people of Orkney in response to criticism he received when travelling to his home in the Black Isle during lockdown. 35 hours per week Permanent £112,722 (including Distant Islands Allowance) Orkney provides a beautiful setting in which to live and work and a wonderful opportunity to combine a fulfilling and challenging career with the best that the islands can offer in terms of lifestyle. Photo: Shetland News. The chief executive of NHS Orkney has been criticised for travelling between the northern isle to his family home near Inverness at weekends. View details. Vice Chair. Join to Connect NHS Orkney. Martin Togneri. Chair • Councillor Rachael A King, Orkney Islands Council. McArthur brands NHS Orkney's Chief Exec's position "untenable" Posted by Media Team | Updated 2020-06-09 In response to news that NHS Orkney Chief Executive Designate, Iain Stewart made a visit to Glasgow for personal reasons during the early stages of lockdown, Orkney’s MSP Liam McArthur has called for Mr Stewart to go or be removed. NHS Highland has announced that chief executive Iain Stewart is leaving to take up a new post with NHS Orkney. Life Changes Trust: • Anna Buchanan, Chief Executive Officer (for Item 3). Michael Dickson. Chief Executives Covid-19 Teleconference – Friday 19 June 2020, 10:00-11:00; Chief Executives Business Meeting - Wednesday 9 September 2020 at 13:00; Minutes Welcome, Apologies for Absence and Attendees. If you would like to advertise on this site please contact us for rates. View details. Observing • Lorraine Stout, Press Officer, Orkney Islands Council. “NHS Orkney needs to look to the future and I believe Michael will help steer us through the recovery and renewal process as we restart our services and adapt to our changing environment.”. Chief Executive Officer at NHS Orkney Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom 33 connections. ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL Chief Executive's Service. John thanked Paul Hawkins for his time as Chief Executive of NHS Fife and Interim Chief Executive of NHS Highland. She takes up the role on October 5 and replaces current boss Paul Hawkins, who is due to retire. I certainly look forward to working with him over the coming months”. NHS Orkney Chief Executive designate Iain Stewart was due to take over the reins of the island health board from today. A recruitment process for the new position has been launched, representing a key step in the implementation of the Destination Orkney initiative. These people generally have other employment but they receive some remuneration for activities relating to their NHS Board duties. READ MORE: Test and protect system to come into place this week “I have returned to my home on the mainland on a few occasions since the March 1, 2020, only when my family has needed me. We shall be delighted to hear from you, so here are the various ways of contacting us: By telephone to:01856 888100 NHS Orkney Board Members. “Iain has provided us with a valuable contribution as Gold Commander during our Covid-19 response phase and has demonstrated a commitment to listening and putting staff at the heart of how we do our business. Madeline Smith is Vice Chair of the NHS 24 Board. A list of attendees and apologies for absence are provided at Annex A. The head of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Scotland has been … Iain Stewart, chief executive designate of NHS Orkney, lives in Culbokie on the Black Isle and has made the journey on numerous occasions at weekends, describing the trips as “essential”. Join to Connect NHS Orkney. Around 3,000 colleagues across NHS Lothian have developed Our Values, a set of common values and ways of working - to the benefit of everyone working in the organisation and, most … Speaking to … In addition, steps to support capacity at Chief Executive level have also been taken within NHS Highland and NHS Orkney. “Iain Stewart will not be taking up the role of Chief Executive and Accountable Officer with NHS Orkney.” – HURRAH! NHS Shetland chief executive Michael Dickson. Enter your email address to follow The Orkney News and receive notifications of new posts by email. I am really looking forward to meeting the teams, working together and building on the bright and sustainable future ahead for healthcare in Orkney.”​. NHS Orkney Provide direction and support to the development effort in the Operating Theatre in particular and contribute to the O&D efforts within the wider health community in general. Age Scotland Orkney: • Gillian Skuse, Chief Executive (for Item 3). Iain Stewart, NHS Orkney chief executive designate. Published by Orkney News Ltd., KW16 3HY, Orkney. Next meeting. Legend. Michael Dickson, NHS Shetland chief executive, will lead both heath boards for the “foreseeable future” after the resignation of NHS Orkney’s Iain Stewart. The Non-Executive Members of the Board are invited to sit on the Board by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. “Hopefully, Mr Stewart’s departure will draw a line under this unfortunate episode and allow the board and management to focus their full attention on more important matters. Chief Executives business meeting - Wednesday 11 November 2020 - 13:00; Minutes Welcome, apologies for absence and attendees. A chief executive is being sought to lead the newly formed Destination Orkney partnership, which aims to responsibly boost tourism in the islands over the next seven years. NHS Shetland Chief Executive Michael Dickson is to steer NHS Orkney for the “foreseeable future” as Iain Stewart steps down just hours before taking over as health chief. Orkney LibDem MSP, Liam McArthur, who had questioned the continued employment of Iain Stewart in his role as Chief Executive of NHS Orkney after it was revealed he had made trips south during lockdown said: “As soon as news emerged last month that Iain Stewart had been less than upfront about his travel during lockdown, his position as head of NHS Orkney became untenable and his departure inevitable. The non-executive members are lay people who are invited to sit on the Board by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. NHS Highland has appointed a new chief executive. He arrived in January when Iain Stewart left to take up an ill-fated role with NHS Orkney. NHS Orkney consists of nine non-executive members and five executive members. NHS Shetland Chief Executive Michael Dickson will take on the role of Interim Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, from today 1st of July. Shetland NHS Board consists of Non-Executive Members, including the Chairman, and Executive Members, including the Chief Executive. Iain Stewart, chief executive designate at NHS Orkney, has racked up a £4,500 travel and accommodation bill since he took office on March 1. Meghan McEwan, Chair of NHS Orkney said: Heather, who is currently NHS Lanarkshire’s deputy chief executive and director of acute services, will take on her new role on 15 June 2020 from Calum Campbell who has been appointed interim chief executive of NHS Lothian. NHS Highland chief executive Iain Stewart has quit. John Connaghan, Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland welcomed everyone to the meeting. New NHS chief Orkney has been criticized for traveling more than 100 miles between accommodations during the coronavirus lockout. Test and Protect. NHS Shetland chief executive Michael Dickson is taking on the role of interim chief executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, until Orkney recruits a permanent chief executive. We invite submissions on any topic relevant to the people of Orkney. Iain Stewart, Chief Executive of NHS Highland will take up an executive role within NHS Orkney ahead of taking on the role of Chief Executive after the phased retirement of current Chief Executive Gerry O’Brien. Voluntary Action Orkney: Supporting The Vital Third Sector. Shetland NHS Board consists of Non-Executive Members, including the Chairman, and Executive Members, including the Chief Executive. Michael Dickson said of his interim appointment: “Both chairs from NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland routinely share good practice and innovation to support the delivery of high quality care to our respective island communities. These people generally have other jobs but they receive some remuneration for activities involving their Health Board duties. This will be an interim arrangement, to see The Board through the winter and until a recruitment process can be undertaken. Orkney Lib Dem MSP Liam McArthur said Mr Stewart's crossing of the Pentland Firth was "at best, inadvisable". NHS Orkney’s CEO apologises in open letter. appointing the chief executive; Interim Board Meeting Arrangements: Due to the stay at home advice and social distancing guidance from the Government, Board meetings will be held in private until further notice. Pam has been working as chief officer for the Moray integrated joint board and joins the health board on a … A statement from NHS Orkney said that as of tomorrow (1 July) Dickson will take on the role of interim chief executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, for the foreseeable future. Albert Tait is a Non-Executive Director at NHS 24. If you have news, views, writing, music, or artwork that you think people need to know about, get in touch using the contact form on this site, or Facebook or Twitter. NHS Orkney's chief executive designate who came under fire for leaving the islands for his mainland home during lockdown will no longer take up what should have been his new job… Staff at the healthboard have been informed of the decision and Mr O’Brien says his decision to retire is “based entirely on personal and family reasons”. The readers of The Orcadian newspaper sent in a number of letters criticising Iain Stewart and Mr Stewart’s response is as follows: “Iain Stewart will not be taking up the role of Chief Executive and Accountable Officer with NHS Orkney. Iain Stewart traveled from Orkney to his family home in Black Isle, near Inverness, over the weekend. “Meanwhile, I welcome confirmation that NHS Shetland Chief Executive, Michael Dickson has agreed to take over in an interim capacity. I am sure Board members will NHS Orkney’s main objective over recent years has been to deliver top quality patient care under severe financial constraints. Gerry O’Brien is to step down from his role as chief executive of NHS Orkney. NHS Highland can confirm that from week commencing 27 January Iain Stewart will be moving on from his role as Chief Executive of NHS Highland to take an executive role within NHS Orkney ahead of taking on the role of Chief Executive after the phased retirement of current Chief Executive Gerry O’Brien. Chief executive of NHS Orkney Gerry O’Brien said: “I want to say a huge thank you to every member of staff because everyone has played a part in getting us ready to move. NHS Highland has appointed a new chief executive. ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL Chief Executive’s Department Purpose of the department ... NHS Orkney and other partners, by means of closer joint working. Please note the papers for the Board Meetings will be available shortly after the scheduled meeting. Deputy Chief Executive I am pleased to announce that I have designated Alan Gray as the Deputy Chief Executive for NHS Grampian. She takes up the role on October 5 and replaces current boss Paul Hawkins, who is due to retire. NHS Shetland Chief Executive Michael Dickson will take on the role of Interim Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, from today 1st of July. NHS Forth Valley today announced that Cathie Cowan has been appointed as its new Chief Executive. November 27, 2019 at 10:22 am. A new CT scanner has just been installed at Balfour Hospital and, despite being geographically isolated, excellent communication links have been developed within the islands and with other centres on the Scottish mainland, as Chief Executive Cathie Cowan outlines: “We are really trying to invest in healthcare on the island. Michael Dickson, our interim chief executive has just given a facebook livestream update on the current Covid situation in Shetland, but there are some important key messages for us all, particularly in relation to staying safe and following the guidance this Hogmanay and New Year. View details. Chief Executive Officer at NHS Orkney Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom 33 connections. The Stage 1 Bid was successful and will lead to a Stage 2 Bid aimed at securing funding to implement the recommendations resulting from the reviews. The non-executive members are lay people who are invited to sit on the Board by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. NHS Highland. Angiolina Foster is Chief Executive at NHS 24. I’m sure Iain was a good man & travelling to the black isle was an easy distance & very safely isolated journey by its nature. Mr O’Brien was director of … Michael brings with him a wealth of experience of remote, island and rural healthcare service delivery. NHS Shetland Chief Executive Michael Dickson will take on the role of Interim Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, alongside NHS Shetland, from today 1st of July. We’re all really excited to get the new facility up and running. NHS Highland can confirm that from week commencing 27 January Iain Stewart will be moving on from his role as Chief Executive of NHS Highland to take an executive role within NHS Orkney ahead of taking on the role of Chief Executive after the phased retirement of current Chief Executive Gerry O’Brien. NHS Orkney chief executive Iain Stewart last month apologised for causing any upset when he admitted travelling between the island and his family home on Black Isle, which is 150 miles away. Dickson reiterated that “we all need to stay really alert to Covid-19 symptoms – even if you think it is only a cold, you should stay at home and request a test”. “At a time when staff across the organisation have been going above and beyond in response to the current pandemic, this has been an unwelcome distraction that NHS Orkney did not need nor could it afford. Chief executive of NHS Orkney Gerry O’Brien said: “I want to say a huge thank you to every member of staff because everyone has played a part in getting us ready to move. John Connaghan, Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland welcomed everyone to the meeting. As well as overseeing the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Scotland, she also has responsibility for Test and Protect. Non-Executive Director. Michael Dickson, who has been NHS Shetland’s chief executive for less than a year, is set to perform the equivalent role at NHS Orkney for the “foreseeable future”. Chief Executive. The move takes effect immediately and will see Mr Stewart take on an executive role within NHS Orkney ahead of taking on the role of chief executive after the phased retirement of current head Gerry … The Board is clear that being … NHS Orkney's chief executive designate who came under fire for leaving the islands for his mainland home during lockdown will no longer take up what should have been his new job. Alan will work closely with me to develop and support the corporate leadership, management and governance of NHS Grampian and will deputise for me across the whole range of my duties. Lothian NHS Board Waverleygate 2-4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG Main Switchboard: 0131 242 1000 YOUR RIGHTS. 18 hrs. Iain Stewart left the NHS Highland. NHS Orkney has a direct phone line to book a COVID-19 test. She was chief executive of NHS Education for Scotland before joining the Scottish Government last year as director of digital reform and service engagement in the health and social care directorates. Lothian NHS Board Waverleygate 2-4 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG Main Switchboard: 0131 242 1000 NHS Orkney Chief Executive Iain Stewart has come under fire in recent weeks after it was confirmed he had been travelling to his home in the Black Isle during the health crisis. NHS Orkney chief executive Iain Stewart last month apologised for causing any upset when he admitted travelling between the island and his family home on Black Isle, which is 150 miles away. The Executive Directors are NHS Highland employees and are appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. Orkney NHS Board Headquarters: Garden House, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 IBQ Chair: John Ross Scott Chief Executive: Cathie Cowan I would like to thank him for his service and wish him well. He said: “As the chief executive designate of NHS Orkney I am fully aware of the expectation that is placed upon me by the Scottish Government, NHS Orkney Board and the people of Orkney. In addition develop the Advanced Scrub Practitioner role and Nurse led services in Theatre. Madeline Smith. Iain Stewart, the former head of NHS Highland, took up his post in Kirkwall earlier this year, but it has emerged he has travelled to his home on the Black Isle on numerous occasions during the coronavirus outbreak. NHS Orkney Yesterday at 11:46 AM Michael Dickson, our interim chief executive has just given a facebo ... ok livestream update on the current Covid situation in Shetland, but there are some important key messages for us all, particularly in relation to staying safe and following the guidance this Hogmanay and New Year. The appointment followed a rigorous selection process, which saw a very strong field of candidates interviewed for the post. Shetland’s health chief will be performing two senior roles during a global pandemic after taking on the top job at NHS Orkney in addition to his current duties. Non-Executive Director. Symptoms include a new continuous cough, a high temperature and loss of taste and smell. The board of NHS Orkney were aware of these journeys. May 29, 2020 9:23 am. The arrangement is intended to see the board through the winter until a … Shetland’s health chief will be performing two senior roles during a global pandemic after taking on the top job at NHS Orkney in addition to his current duties. (during office hours). Apologies . If there is a bad car crash for … Albert Tait OBE. She was chief executive of NHS Education for Scotland before joining the Scottish Government last year as director of digital reform and service engagement in the health and social care directorates. Any relocation of clinical services is significant; moving an entire hospital is a major undertaking. This will be an interim arrangement, to see The Board through the winter and until a recruitment process can be undertaken. 1. I have returned to my home on the mainland on a few occasions since the March 1, 2020, only when my family has needed me. 1.John Connaghan, Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland welcomed everyone to the meeting. 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