Unscheduled Care Programme Board


This group is no longer active. It was formed in 2014 and concluded in 2019.

The UC Programme Board will have a monitoring function of UC performance across NHSScotland responding to challenges and emerging issues with a solution based response. They will have a liaison function with NHS Boards who are identified as challenged and support sharing of innovation and improvements from performing Health Boards. 

The UCPB will oversee the projects relating to the key themes in the 6 Essential Actions to Improving Unscheduled Care Programme and will consider progress of improvements and innovations across NHSScotland.

Specific responsibilities

  • driving the Unscheduled Care agenda forward and delivering outcomes and objectives
  • ensuring the programme delivers within agreed scope and boundary
  • monitoring progress of performance and improvement
  • defining and agreeing acceptable risks
  • provide understanding of impact of change
  • escalating risk and changes to Performance Director

The Board reports to the Health and Social Care Management Board

Related groups


  • Derek Bell, Chair, RCPE. Co-Chair UC Programme Board / Steering Group
  • David Chung, RCEM
  • Tim Davison, Chief Executive, NHS Lothian. Co-Chair UC Programme Board / Steering Group
  • Eddie Fraser, Director of Health & Social Care – East Ayrshire
  • Jacques Kerr, National Clinical Advisor, Unscheduled Care
  • Julie Main, Performance Support Manager
  • Helen  Maitland, Unscheduled Care Director
  • Kerry Mathewson, National Clinical Advisor, Unscheduled Care
  • Mags McGuire, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Nurse Director
  • Robert  Williams, Deputy Director, NHS Scotland Resilience and Business Management Division
  • Tracy Slater, Business Manager
  • Brian Slater, Team Leader - Integration Partnerships
  • David  McIlhinney, Secretariat
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