Public appointment: member reappointed to Fife NHS Board

Public appointment news release.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP, today announced the reappointment of Sinead Braiden as a member of Fife NHS Board.


Sinead Braiden is an HCPC-registered, trauma-informed Art Therapist who has worked across the public and voluntary sectors over the last 15 years. She has previous experience of working with children and young people in residential and foster care settings, and still works in in-patient adult mental health services in the NHS. Sinead has a particular interest in the social determinants of health and is a keen advocate of addressing poverty and health inequalities. She is also interested in the impact of trauma on early attachment, and of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on health outcomes across the lifespan.


This reappointment will be for four years and will run from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2026.

This reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


This reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,842 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Sinead Braiden does not hold any other ministerial 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.

Sinead Braiden has had no political activity over the last five years.


NHS Fife’s role is to deliver high quality, person centred care and to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Fife. In doing so, NHS Fife provides a vast range of health services to more than a quarter of a million people and is committed to building on and improving these services with the involvement and support of the public and their partners. 

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