Professor Jim McGoldrick has been confirmed as Shadow Chair with less than a year to go until the establishment of Public Health Scotland.
Jim has extensive experience of the NHS and wider public sector as Chairman of the Fife NHS Board and Vice Chair of the Fife Community Planning Partnership Board until the end of April 2013. He served as a member of the Ministerial Strategic Group for Health and Community Care and is a former Board Member of NHS National Services Scotland from 2005 to 2012. From April 2013 to March 2016 he was the Independent Chair of the Joint Improvement Partnership Board and worked in Education as a Member of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council from July 2001 until its merger with the Further Education Funding Council in October 2005.
Confirming the appointment at NHS Scotland’s 2019 event, Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick MSP said:
“We are delighted to have secured the services of Professor Jim McGoldrick as Shadow Chair of Public Health Scotland. Jim brings extensive experience of the NHS and wider public sector to the role and will be a real asset to the organisation in advance of its formal establishment in April 2020. I look forward to working with Jim to create Scotland’s new national body for improving and protecting health and wellbeing in Scotland.’’
Meanwhile, a consultation on the new national public health body has been launched by the Scottish Government (this link will take you away from our website), which closes on 8 July 2019.