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2 April 04
Gary Coutts contact details
Dr David Alston from July 2003 for four years
David Alston contact details
New Appointments To The Board From 1 April 2004
Mrs Heather Sheerin is a self-employed businesswoman with a background in business, housing, education and health. She was Chair of Highland Primary Care NHS Trust. Mrs Sheerin is to be appointed for four years from 1 April 2004. She has not been involved in any political activity within the last five years, and does not hold any other Ministerial appointments.
Heather Sheerin contact details
Mrs Margaret Davidson
Margaret Davidson contact details
Mr James Cooper is retired from The Royal Bank of Scotland when he was Regional Manager for the North of Scotland. He was then a Director of Inverness Medical Ltd for a period of two years. He was also a Member and Vice-Chair of Highland Primary Care NHS Trust. Mr Cooper is to be appointed for two years from 1 April 2004. He has not been involved in any political activity within the last five years, and does not hold any other Ministerial appointments.
James Cooper contact details
Mr Stewart Whiteford is a partner in a farming business. He is
also Chair of the Remote and Rural Areas Resource Initiative of NHS
Scotland and was the Chair of Highland Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. Mr
Whiteford is to be appointed for two years from 1 April 2004. He has not
been involved in any political activity within the last five years, and
does not hold any other Ministerial appointments.
Contect details for Stewart Whiteford
Mr Douglas Graham is a partner with Messrs Macleod & MacCallum,
Solicitors and Estate Agents, Inverness. He was a founder Director and
Chairman of Highland Hospice. He is a Member of the Scottish Land Fund.
He currently chairs the Audit Committee and is a Scotland Committee and
Board Member of the Community Fund (formerly National Lottery Charities
Board). He is also a Member of the Scottish Committee of the Council on
Tribunals for which he receives remuneration of £8,707. Mr Graham is to
be appointed for four years from 1 April 2004. He has not been involved
in any political activity within the last five years
Douglas Graham contact details
Ms Pamela Courcha is a self-employed Counsellor, Trainer and Supervisor, and has two children with disabilities. She is also a Member of the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care for which she receives remuneration of £7,336. Ms Courcha is to be appointed for four years from 1 April 2004. She has been actively involved with the Scottish National Party within the last five years, she was nominated as Joint Vice-Chair of a local branch which was subsequently dissolved.
Pamela Courcha contact details
Miss Joy Fraser, Sandwick, 3 Leanach Gardens,
Inverness, IV2 5DD
Other Board Members Employed In Health Service
Dr Iain Johnston, Riverview Practice, Wick Medical Centre, Martha
Terrace Wick KW1 5EL
Mrs Chris McIntosh,
12 Balvonie Avenue, Drakies Estate, Inverness, IV2 3RS
Mr Bill McKerrow, ENT Consultant, Highland
Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Raigmore Hospital, Old Perth Road, Inverness
In addition, there are seven Board Executive Directors. These are as follows -
These are NHS Highland employees, but they also have appointments as Executive Director from the Minister for Health and Community Care.
The Board meets officially on a bi-monthly basis. These meetings are attended not only by the press and members of the public, but also by representatives of the Health Council and various professional groups. Such a mix ensures that discussions cover a full range of professional and community input which reflects the complexities of health related issues.
NHS highland Health Board email contact list
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