Public appointment: Member reappointed to Shetland NHS Board

Public appointments news release.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP today announced the reappointment of Mr Lincoln Carroll as a member of Shetland NHS Board.


Lincoln Carroll has been a non-executive member of the NHS Shetland Board since April 2019. His experience of working in the social care and social work fields have enabled him to have an understanding of the challenges for those working in Health and Social Care in Shetland. His role as a manager in the Third Sector has proved useful in terms of the links he has with public, private and third sector organisations, both in Shetland and throughout Scotland. He has a good understanding of Third Sector Governance, which has served him well in the role, especially in relation to NHS Audit and the Endowment committees. Having joined the Integration Joint Board in 2022, Lincoln has found the background in audit useful to take in to this particular role; and his experience as a practitioner has been key to engaging with service managers, especially in relation to the National Care Service and the impact it could have locally.


Mr Carroll’s reappointment will be for four years and will run from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2027.

The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,176 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Carroll 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.   

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


NHS Shetland looks after the health and wellbeing of around 23,0000 people living in Shetland, with the aim of ensuring that individuals are given the best treatment possible.  In doing so, it provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services tailored for the whole population.  The integration of health and social care seeks to provide seamless services, wrapped around the needs of individuals, their families and communities, which are not restricted by organisational or professional boundaries.

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