NHS Scotland redesign of urgent care: second national staging report

This is the third of three reports assessing our urgent and unscheduled care - redesign of Urgent Care Programme.

Appendix A: Membership RUC Strategic Advisory Group

Membership as at 21st October 2021




Calum Campbell, Chief Executive, NHS Lothian


  • Co-chair Strategic Advisory Group
  • Link into the Chief Executives Group
  • Represent their constituent organisations
  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance to the RUC

Jim Miller, Chief Executive, NHS 24


Helen Maitland, Director, Unscheduled Care, Scottish Government

Senior Responsible Owner (SRO)

  • Delegated responsibility on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary to authorise/ approve any decisions the group endorse
  • Accountable for the delivery of the programme and associated project delivery.
  • Report progress to the Ministers on behalf of the programme.
  • Provide strong leadership, overall guidance and direction to the programme, workstreams and projects ensuring they remain viable within any specified constraints.
  • Makes decisions on the best solution to blockers in delivery of the programme
  • Champions the vision of the programme

Carol Goodman, RUC Programme Director, Unscheduled Care, Scottish Government

Programme Director

  • Delegated responsibility for the co-ordination and delivery of the programme and its constituent workstreams
  • Oversees and directs the preparation of key programme documents
  • Secures resources and expertise as required for the programme
  • Leads, co-ordinates and fosters teamwork across the programme
  • Resolves or mitigates problems/issues/risks as they arise
  • Report on progress and escalates areas of risk or concern to the SAG
  • Establishes and maintains a mechanism to ensure regular
  • dialogue with all those involved in the programme to promote problem solving, team working and risk sharing

James Ward, Medical Director, Scottish Ambulance Service

William Edwards, Director of eHealth, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Digital Solutions Workstream Lead

  • Support the Programme Director to deliver programme as defined and on time
  • Provide updates to the SAG on achievements and challenges along with progress.
  • Represent their constituent Organisations
  • Highlight risks and issues that may hinder progress along with any mitigating actions taken/ to be taken
  • Ensure those impact by the change are informed
  • Work to ensure preparedness and highlight gaps
  • Ensure dependencies are clear with links to other workstreams

Dave Bywater, Lead Consultant Paramedic, Scottish Ambulance Service

Scott Davidson, Deputy Medical Director for Acute, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Scottish Ambulance Service Joint Lead

Alastair Cook, Principal Medical Officer, Mental Health Division, Scottish Government

Gavin Gray, Deputy Director, Mental Health Division, Scottish Government

Mental Health Workstream Lead

John Freestone, Clinical Lead, Primary Care

Primary Care Workstream Lead

Jan Beattie, AHP Advisor, Scottish Government

Laura Stuart-Neil, AHP Lead, NHS 24

Musculoskeletal Workstream Lead

Stephen McBurney, Associate Director of Pharmacy, NHS Lothian

Community Pharmacy Workstream Lead

Professor Derek Bell, Clinical Advisor, Scottish Government

Data & Monitoring Workstream Lead

Stephanie Phillips, Director, Service Delivery, NHS 24

FNC Workstream Lead (NHS 24 111)

Hazel Archer, Head of Programme – Near Me, Scottish Government

Near Me Workstream Lead

Suzy Aspley Director of Comms, NHS 24

National Communications Workstream Lead

Heather Campbell, Deputy Director of Primary Care

Primary Care Representative

  • Represents the Primary Care Directorate

Grant Archibald, Chief Executive, NHS Tayside

Representative North Region NHS Boards

  • Represents North Region NHS Boards
  • Member of Chief Executives group
  • Strategic leadership and board level support

Craig Cunningham, Head of Commissioning and Performance

South Lanarkshire Health & Social Care Partnership

Primary Care / IJB Chief Officers Representative

  • Primary Care / IJB Chief Officers

Laura Ryan, Medical Director, NHS 24

Clinical Representative

  • Provides clinical advice and guidance

Frances Dodds, Executive Director of Care Quality and Professional Development at Scottish Ambulance Service

Professor Angela Wallace, Nurse Director, NHS Forth Valley

SEND Representative

  • Represents SEND
  • Provides clinical advice and guidance

Jane Grant, Chief Executive, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Representative West Region NHS Boards

  • Represent West Region NHS Boards
  • Member of Chief Executives group
  • Strategic leadership and board level support

Kerry Neylon, NHS GG&C OOH GP Lead

National PC Leads Network Representative

  • Represents National PC Leads Network
  • Provides clinical advice and guidance

John Thomson, Vice President RCEM Scotland



  • Represents RCEM
  • Provides clinical advice and guidance

Nicola Gordon, Policy Manager, Executive Support Team

Board Chief Executive policy support

  • Support to the Chief Executive Group


CO Group Representative

  • Represents Chief Officers Group
  • Provides advice and guidance

Sir Lewis Ritchie, Clinical Advisor

Clinical Advisor

  • Offers Clinical advice and guidance

Sian Tucker, Senior Medical Officer, PC, SG, (National OOH Leads)



  • Provides advice and guidance
  • Represents OOH

TBC, Chair, RGCP Scotland

RGCP Chair

  • Provides advice and guidance
  • Represents RGCP

Prof Alan Paterson, Strathclyde University Lay representative,

Academy of Royal Colleges representative

  • Provides advice and guidance

Tracey Gillies, Medical Director NHS Lothian, Chair of SMD



  • Represents SAMD
  • Provides advice and guidance

Dr Jennifer Armstrong, Medical Director, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Clinical Representative NHS GGC

  • Provides advice and guidance


Email: RedesignUrgentCare@gov.scot

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