Public appointment: Members appointed to Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board

Public appointments news release.

The Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, Michael Matheson MSP today announced the appointments of Mr Graham Haddock OBE and Dr Becky Metcalfe as Members of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board.


Graham Haddock worked as a Consultant Neonatal & Paediatric Surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow until December 2019 when he retired from clinical practice. He has had a long career in medical education at UK and Scottish level having chaired the UK Specialist Advisory Committee in Paediatric Surgery and the Scottish Surgical Specialties Training Board at NHS Education for Scotland. He currently chairs the National Endoscopy Training Programme Board at the NHS Scotland Academy. He is well aware of the current challenges facing the NHS in Scotland, particularly in surgery, child health and medical education. Graham is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow Medical School. He led their undergraduate admissions team for five years and remains as an active member of their Fitness to Practice, Progress and Honorary Status Committees. Graham has been a lifelong member of the Scouts. He was Chief Commissioner for Scotland for seven years and is currently a Trustee of the Scout Association at UK level. He is also a volunteer member of the Children’s Hearing System in Scotland. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Honours list for services to young people.

Becky Metcalfe is a Consultant in Sexual Health & HIV Medicine who has worked for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde since 2007, and will bring a wealth of frontline clinical experience to the Board. Becky is passionate about improving health inequalities and is an expert in HIV prevention and management in women, people who inject drugs and those who experience homelessness. She has experience in leading service redesign to improve the quality of clinical services delivered across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and will continue to champion this in her new non-executive member role on the Board. Becky also has medical management experience and is enthusiastic about upholding the Board corporate objectives including, ‘Better Workplace’. She was elected to a trustee role on the British HIV Association (BHIVA) Executive Committee in 2020.


Both appointments are for four years. Mr Haddock’s appointment is from 1 May 2023 to 30 April 2027. Dr Metcalfe’s appointment will be from 1 September 2023 to 31 August 2027.

The appointments are regulated by the Ethical Standards Commissioner.


The appointments are part-time and attract a remuneration of £9,030 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Other ministerial appointments

Mr Haddock and Dr Metcalfe do not hold any other public 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 Haddock and Dr Metcalfe have had no political activity within the last five years.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the largest health system in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.  It is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 1.14m people living in the area, and provides a comprehensive range of community and hospital based services for the population. 

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