Member Appointed to Forth Valley NHS Board

The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport today announced the appointment of Michele McClung as a Member of Forth Valley NHS Board.

Michele McClung has over 20 years of experience working in the public sector in a policy and research environment.  Michele has worked in both Stirling Council and Falkirk Council and is now employed by Education Services within Glasgow City Council, where she leads a team providing strategic support to Directorate.  Michele has been a member of Falkirk and Central Scotland Samaritans for the last 12 years and between 2013 and 2016 she was Chair of the branch. Eighteen months ago Michele was appointed to the national board of Trustees for Samaritans and, along with other trustees, is responsible for the governance of all 201 Samaritan Branches throughout the UK and ROI.  Michele’s key areas of interest include mental health, poverty and inequality and she intends to use her skills and knowledge in these areas to inform the work of NHS Forth Valley Board.

This appointment will be for four years and will run from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021.

This appointment is regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

This appointment is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £8,169 per annum for a time commitment of one day per week.

Dr McClung does not hold any other ministerial public appointments.

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.  However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public.  Dr McClung has not undertaken any political activity in the last five years.

NHS Forth Valley is responsible for meeting the health needs of around 300,000 people living in Forth Valley, and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for populations covering a geographic area from Killin and Tyndrum in the North and Strathblane and Bo’ness in the South.