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NHS Golden Jubilee Chair reappointed

March 29, 2022

NHS Golden Jubilee is delighted to announce the reappointment of Susan Douglas-Scott CBE as Chair of the Board.

The reappointment was recently announced by The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf MSP and will run from 4 April 2022 to 3 April 2026.

Susan is a hugely experienced non-executive Board Chair, bringing to the role the benefit of her long and distinguished career in the public and charity sectors.

Susan is currently the Chair of Independent Living Fund Scotland, and was previously CEO of PHACE Scotland, Epilepsy Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance. Susan is also a Humanist celebrant, leading Celebrate People, a Scottish based humanist and spiritual care organisation and community. Her career and life focus is on developing and delivering person centered services. 

For the past 4 years Susan has been the Board Chair at NHS Golden Jubilee and during this time has seen its portfolio grow and develop. Susan was awarded a CBE in 2019 by the Queen in her New Year’s Honours for her contribution to Human Rights in Disability and LGBT+ issues.

Susan commented: “I am delighted, and truly honoured, to be reappointed as Chair of NHS Golden Jubilee.

“I am proud to be able to lead the Board at such an important time, both for NHS Golden Jubilee and NHS Scotland. I am proud to lead the organisation at a time of exciting growth and change.

“NHS Golden Jubilee has always sought to be at the heart of Scotland’s NHS, and I am privileged to offer support to our wonderful team as our expanding portfolio of services play a key role in Scotland’s recovery and remobilisation.

“Our organisational values are at the forefront of everything we do. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to continue to champion these values as the organisation evolves and grows..

“In my time as Chair I have already been privileged to help lead the Board through some incredible achievements, including the completion of our Eye Centre, the first of the National Treatment Centres, in 2020. This facility has already helped NHS recovery through providing much needed capacity in critical areas, such as cataract procedures for patients across Scotland.

“I now look forward to continuing to offer my leadership and support as we look to complete the second phase of our expansion, the national surgical centre, to provide our world-class care to more patients than ever before.

“This is a challenging, rewarding and hugely fulfilling role and I hope to be able to continue to use my lived experience and drive to make a difference to the staff and patients we serve”

Professor Jann Gardner, Chief Executive of NHS Golden Jubilee, commented: “I am thrilled that Susan will remain Chair of the Board of NHS Golden Jubilee.

“The experience that Susan brings to the role has been invaluable, not only offering vital leadership and guidance on our expansion, but the launch and development of the NHS Scotland Academy and Centre for Sustainable Delivery, offering new opportunities and increased access to person centred care for those who need it.

“As we continue to support NHS Scotland’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, I look forward to continuing to work with Susan to ensure NHS Golden Jubilee offers the highest possible standard of care through collaboration, innovation and research.

“On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to congratulate Susan on her well-earned reappointment.”

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