NHS Borders in the market for a new chief executive

Calum Campbell, former NHS Borders chief executive
Calum Campbell, former NHS Borders chief executive

The search has started to find a new chief executive for NHS Borders

The role became vacant earlier this year when Calum Campbell took up the role of chief executive for NHS Lanarkshire; the NHS Borders role has been filled on an interim basis by Jane Davidson, NHS Borders previous deputy chief executive.

Recruitment across the UK is underway for someone with “strong executive leadership to carry the service through the next phase of development”.

Working alongside the executive team, and as a member of the board, the post holder will be required to lead on NHS Borders key priorities: review of clinical services; the integration of health and social care services with Scottish Borders Council and the voluntary and third sectors; and promoting excellence in organisational behaviour, empowering staff to deliver the best for patients.

“The service has to deliver excellence against tight budgets and a challenging efficiency programme so this will be no easy ride for a chief executive” said John Raine. “But I want to encourage all those who feel they have the necessary experience and competencies to apply.”

Closing date is May 11, 2015. Interviews will be held on June 19.