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Public appointment: member appointed to Fife NHS Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP, today announced the appointment of Mrs Anne Haston as a member of Fife NHS Board.

Member

Anne is a general dental practitioner with 14 years’ experience in delivering NHS care. She also participated in the delivery of the Covid vaccination programme. From Fife originally, she has lived and worked across Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West Lothian. She has a wealth of experience in treating patients from a wide variety of backgrounds and settings, and is proud to be an active volunteer in her local community. Anne brings to the board a strong focus on patient-centred initiatives, and strives to be a link between front line delivery of care and board-level strategic decisions.

Appointment

Mrs Haston’s appointment is for four years, from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2026.

The appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.

Remuneration

The appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,930 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Mrs Haston 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. 

Mrs Haston has had no political activity within the last five years.

Background

NHS Fife is one of 14 territorial NHS Boards in Scotland. The organisation provides healthcare to a population of more than 370,000 and currently employs around 8,500 staff. As a large, rural area, with varied geography and several centres of population, there are particular challenges to meeting the health needs of the people of Fife. To address these challenges, NHS Fife is working to improve health services with the involvement and support of a variety of partners, including Fife Council, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership, other health boards in Scotland, the voluntary and independent sector, and most importantly, the public.

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