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The Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, Michael Matheson MSP today announced the reappointment of Mrs Anne Gibson as a member of the NHS 24 Board.
Anne Gibson has a professional background in education and community learning and development, working in leadership roles across local and national government, the third sector and the independent care and education sector. As a HM Inspector of Education, she had a lead role for inclusion and developing the young workforce nationally. Anne has contributed to several ministerial working groups and has led national government initiatives including the development of schools and youth work partnerships. She has also worked in partnership with the Care Inspectorate in conducting services to protect children and children’s services inspections. Anne’s skills and expertise lie in organisational development and continuous improvement, quality assurance, building leadership and management capacity, professional learning and development, community engagement and participation, and developing partnerships. During her first term with NHS 24, Anne has acted as the non-executive link to both the Public Patient Forum and Youth Forum and continues to support stakeholder engagement.
Mrs Gibson’s reappointment will be for four years and will run from 1 May 2024 to 30 April 2028.
The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.
The reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £9,030 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.
Other ministerial appointments
Mrs Gibson is a member of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission and receives a remuneration of £219 per day for a time commitment of two days per month.
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 Gibson has had no political activity within the last five years.
NHS 24 delivers a high quality online and out of hours telephone service providing access to health advice and information at any time across Scotland. Its core unscheduled care service handles successfully about 1.7 million calls out of hours each year, providing clinical advice and care when GP surgeries are closed and people are too ill to wait until they re-open. Working with Health Boards and other partners NHS 24 also provides a range of other health information services to inform and support people in maintaining their health and managing ill health, including NHS Inform which provides the public with a wide range of online services including a health encyclopaedia and local services database.