New Chair and Chief Executive appointed to NHS Lanarkshire
Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
Published at 15:57 GMT on Wednesday 9th January, 2013.

NHS LANARKSHIRE have named the board’s new Chair and Chief Executive.

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing has confirmed the appointment of Neena Mahal as Chair of NHS Lanarkshire.  Neena has been Interim Chair of NHS Lanarkshire since May 2012.

Commenting on her appointment Neena said: “I feel very privileged to be given the opportunity to lead NHS Lanarkshire and build on the good work that has already started.

“We have a crucial role to play in developing services to meet the health needs of our local population and central to delivering on this will be the joint working with our local authority partners, voluntary and third sector organisations.”

The new Chief Executive for NHS Lanarkshire has been confirmed as Ian Ross.

Ian Ross, who has been Acting Chief Executive for the last eight months, will take up the substantive post with immediate effect.

Commenting on the appointment Chairman, Neena Mahal, said: “There was a very strong field of candidates, but Ian’s track record of delivery, combined with his reputation for successful partnership working, is precisely the experience we were looking for.  I am confident that he is the right person to take NHS Lanarkshire forward.”

Ian Ross said: “I am delighted to take up post on a substantive basis.  There are many challenges and opportunities for developing quality health services for the future.  We have an excellent workforce and I am looking forward to continuing to work with them and our partners to deliver top quality care.”

The Public Partnership Forum (PPF) Chairs for North and South Lanarkshire were among those who met the candidates as part of the selection process.  Felix Mullholland, Chair of the North PPF said:

“We welcomed the opportunity to be part of the recruitment process where we were able to focus on the importance and value of partnership working within Lanarkshire.  This is a good appointment for NHS Lanarkshire as Ian will lead all partners in our shared vision for a healthier Lanarkshire.”

 
 
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