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The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the appointment of Ms Mehvish Ashraf as a Member of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board.
Mehvish Ashraf MRPharmS is a community pharmacist who brings a wealth of patient facing and management expertise to the Board. Having served for over a decade in some of the most deprived areas in and around Glasgow, she has a deep understanding of health inequalities. In particular, ethnic minority communities and supporting those with addictions. Mehvish has worked at the Head Office of an independent chain of pharmacies spread across Scotland. Served as an Associate Member of Community Pharmacy Scotland (CPS) Lanarkshire Committee and is a Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Ms Ashraf’s appointment is for four years, from 9 January 2023 to 8 January 2027.
The appointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.
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
Ms Ashraf does not hold any other public appointments.
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.
Ms Ashraf canvassed on behalf of an SNP Councillor at the Local Government Elections.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest health system in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK. It is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 1.14m people living in the area, and provides a comprehensive range of community and hospital based services for the population.