Public appointment: Member appointment extended on the Healthcare Improvement Scotland Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced an extension to the appointment of Ms Jackie Brock as a Member of the Healthcare Improvement Scotland Board.


Jackie Brock has worked in local authorities, Scottish Government and in the third sector, most recently as Chief Executive of Children in Scotland and Interim Chief Operations Officer of The Promise Scotland. Jackie is also a non-executive director of the National Lottery Scotland Committee. Her voluntary positions include a member of the Board of Loretto Housing Association and of PEEK, a Glasgow-based youth work charity. Jackie brings detailed knowledge and experience of the third sector and in particular an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of partnership working across sectors to improve services and support.


This appointment extension will be for six months, from 1 April 2023 to 30 September 2023.

This appointment extension is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The appointment is part-time and attracts a daily remuneration of £173.66 for a time commitment of four days per month.

Other ministerial appointments

Ms Brock is a member of the National Lottery Scotland Committee and receives a daily rate of £200 for a commitment of two days per month.

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.   

Ms Brock has had no political activity within the last five years.


Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s aim is to ensure that the people of Scotland experience the best quality health and care services.  They work with people at every level of the health and social care system and make sure improvements in care are informed by the experiences of people who deliver and people who use services.

As a national improvement organisation, they are able to see all of the integration jigsaw and how the parts fit together. This perspective allows them to shape, tailor and provide support that responds to both individual provider’s and system needs, providing a great opportunity to support improvements in the care that people receive.

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