Public appointment: Chair reappointed to the NHS National Services Scotland Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, Michael Matheson MSP today announced the reappointment of Mr Keith Redpath as Chair of the NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) Board.


Keith Redpath had a 42 year career working in Scottish Local Government and the NHS in Scotland prior to his retiral in 2017, spending his final years as the Chief Officer of the West Dunbartonshire IJB and also the Chair of the IJB Chief Officers Group. He worked for 30 years as a senior executive managing social work and community health services and continues to be a strong advocate in support of the integrated planning and the delivery of health and care services.  He has also just completed 5 years as a member of the Board of the Care Inspectorate.

Keith has extensive experience in the delivery of change programmes and the recognition of the importance of partnership working to achieve change.  His executive career evidenced the continuous delivery of organisational and financial objectives, all with a focus of delivering improved outcomes for the users of the services that the organisations he led had a responsibility for.

In his initial 4 years as the Chair of the NSS Board, he has ensured that the organisation continues to adapt and respond to the changing needs and demands of the Scottish Health Care System; and that NSS is seen nationally as a credible and responsive organisation in delivering the objectives set.


The reappointment for Mr Redpath is for four years from 1 August 2023 to 31 July 2027.

The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £28,128 per annum for a time commitment of three days per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Redpath does not hold any other public appointments.

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.  

Mr Redpath has had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is a public sector organisation that has been providing services to NHS Scotland for over 40 years.   NSS work at the heart of the health and care service, supporting their customers to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the people of Scotland.  By offering high quality services on a national scale, they free up resources so that they can be re-invested into essential services, all of which is crucial to the delivery of effective health and care.

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