The Executive Directors are NHS Highland employees and are appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. No harm done. Published by Orkney News Ltd., KW16 3HY, Orkney. Observing • Lorraine Stout, Press Officer, Orkney Islands Council. The arrangement is intended to see the board through the winter until a … NHS Orkney’s main objective over recent years has been to deliver top quality patient care under severe financial constraints. 1.John Connaghan, Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland welcomed everyone to the meeting. NHS Orkney chief executive, Cathie Cowan is to leave the county for a post as chief executive officer with NHS Forth Valley. “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. “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.”. Michael Dickson. 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. These people generally have other jobs but they receive some remuneration for activities involving their Health Board duties. 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. If there is a bad car crash for … John Connaghan, Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland welcomed everyone to the meeting. Madeline Smith. I would like to thank him for his service and wish him well. Pam Dudek was congratulated on her upcoming appointment as Chief Executive of NHS Highland. Non-Executive Director. 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. 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. 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”. “I see this appointment as an extension of that mutual support. 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”. 4 of 12 Adverts. The First Minister has confirmed the islands remain in tier 3 but this is being monitored closely. 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. Please note the papers for the Board Meetings will be available shortly after the scheduled meeting. “Meanwhile, I welcome confirmation that NHS Shetland Chief Executive, Michael Dickson has agreed to take over in an interim capacity. The Board is clear that being … As well as overseeing the Covid-19 vaccination programme across Scotland, she also has responsibility for Test and Protect. We’re all really excited to get the new facility up and running. He arrived in January when Iain Stewart left to take up an ill-fated role with NHS Orkney. Photo: Shetland News. Michael brings with him a wealth of experience of remote, island and rural healthcare service delivery. “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. John thanked Paul Hawkins for his time as Chief Executive of NHS Fife and Interim Chief Executive of NHS Highland. Join to Connect NHS Orkney. Related story: NHS Orkney Covid19 Testing Figures, Tagged as: Covid19, Iain Stewart, Michael Dickson, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland. “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. Shetland NHS Board consists of Non-Executive Members, including the Chairman, and Executive Members, including the Chief Executive. He has a strong track record and is perfectly placed to pick up the reins immediately. 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 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. 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. View details. ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL Chief Executive's Service. However, Stewart – the former head of NHS Highland – has released an open letter to the people of Orkney in response to criticism of his travelling. I am really looking forward to meeting the teams, working together and building on the bright and sustainable future ahead for healthcare in Orkney.”​. Pam Dudek will be the health authority's third new boss in two years. Any relocation of clinical services is significant; moving an entire hospital is a major undertaking. Cathie, who is currently the Chief Executive of NHS Orkney, is expected to take up her new position before the end of the year. NHS Orkney’s CEO apologises in open letter. Orkney NHS Board Headquarters: Garden House, New Scapa Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 IBQ Chair: John Ross Scott Chief Executive: Cathie Cowan 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 … Deputy Chief Executive I am pleased to announce that I have designated Alan Gray as the Deputy Chief Executive for NHS Grampian. (during office hours). May 21, 2020 at 9:21 am. Pam Dudek, chief executive . The Non-Executive Members of the Board are invited to sit on the Board by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. NHS Orkney’s main objective over recent years has been to deliver top quality patient care under severe financial constraints. 18 hrs. Meanwhile, Paul Hawkins, chief executive of NHS Fife, will be seconded to NHS Highland as interim chief executive from 27 January 2020. 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. Gerry O’Brien is to step down from his role as chief executive of NHS Orkney. 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. In addition develop the Advanced Scrub Practitioner role and Nurse led services in Theatre. Chief Executives business meeting - Wednesday 11 November 2020 - 13:00; Minutes Welcome, apologies for absence and attendees. 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. We’re all really excited to get the new facility up and running. Opposition parties cant wait to bang on about something they dont understand! NHS Orkney chief executive Cathie Cowan has asked staff to remain vigilant after a cyber-attack on Friday targeted organisations around the world. Apologies . John Connaghan, Interim Chief Executive NHS Scotland welcomed everyone to the meeting. This will be an interim arrangement, to see The Board through the winter and until a recruitment process can be undertaken. 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. Read more details The chief executive of NHS Orkney has been criticised for travelling between the northern isle to his family home near Inverness at weekends. 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. Compliments, Concerns & Complaints; Freedom of Information; OUR VALUES INTO ACTION. 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 are lay people who are invited to sit on the Board by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. Test and Protect.