Public appointment: Member reappointed to Western Isles NHS Board

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The Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, Michael Matheson MSP today announced the reappointment of Ms Jocelyn McConnachie as a member of Western Isles NHS Board.


Jocelyn McConnachie has held a number of Executive Board positions with organisations including CalMac Ferries, and has led customer-centric strategic transformations at National Grid and E.ON. She has previously served on Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust’s Outpatient Steering Group. She brings her experience in Customer Service strategy, Stakeholder Engagement and Board level management, and is delighted to be again serving the communities of the Western Isles.


Ms McConnachie’s reappointment will be for three years and will run from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2027.

The reappointment is regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The reappointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,276 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Ms McConnachie 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.   

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


NHS Western Isles is responsible for the protection and the improvement of its population’s health and for the delivery of frontline healthcare services to around 27,000 people living in the area, stretching from the Butt in the North part of the Isle of Lewis to Barra in the Southern part of the chain of islands. The Board’s role is to deliver high quality, person centred care and to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of the Western Isles.  In doing so, NHS Western Isles provides a comprehensive range of range of acute, mental health, primary and community services. 

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