Vacant position of Chief Executive of NHS Grampian: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/02160  
Date received: 3 August 2018   
Date responded: 3 September 2018

Information requested

Copies of communication from the previous and current Cabinet Secretary with responsibility for Health relating to the vacant position of Chief Executive of NHS Grampian. Including any correspondence on the discussion of a possible merger of NHS Grampian, Tayside and Highland. And also including communication from Special Advisers of the appropriate Minister's office. This request is for the year 2018.


With regard to your request for copies of communication relating to the vacant position of Chief Executive of NHS Grampian, I attach a copy of a letter sent by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport to conservative MSPs on 26 June which outlines senior leadership changes within NHS Grampian following the vacancy created by the appointment of Malcolm Wright as Chief Executive of NHS Tayside.

The Scottish Government has no plans to merge health boards.

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FOI 18/02160 Related letter.


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Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 
The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 
EH1 3

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