NHS Fife new Executive Director announcement

NHSMSP for Dunfermline, Bill Walker, has welcomed the announcement that Dr Scott McLean will become NHS Fife’s new Executive Director of Nursing.

Dr McLean, currently Director of Nursing and Governance at Barts Health NHS Trust in London, takes up the position this summer following the early retirement of current Board Nurse Director, Anne Buchanan.

Mr Walker said: “Dr McLean began his nursing career as a Registered Nurse at the Victoria Hospital, so I am delighted he has decided to return to Fife. He brings extensive experience, and I wish him every success in his new role serving the people of Fife once again.”

Dr McLean, who has over 18 years’ experience in the NHS, gained in Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh, Ireland and Barts Health NHS Trust, said: “I look forward to meeting and working with staff throughout NHS Fife and colleagues in partner organisations in further improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Fife.”

John Wilson, Chief Executive of NHS Fife, acknowledged the contribution of Board Nurse Director, Anne Buchanan: “I am delighted that we have been able to appoint Scott to this important post within NHS Fife. He will replace Anne Buchanan when she retires and will take forward the work she has started to improve the patient experience in Fife.

“In welcoming Scott to the NHS Fife team, I pay tribute to the contribution Anne Buchanan has made over her years in Fife.”

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