New chair for NHS National Services Scotland

Keith Redpath takes up role with health & social care integration identified as key focus for service

Thursday 1st August 2019

The new chair of NHS National Services Scotland has taken up his role – Keith Redpath has spent a total of 42 years working in both local government and the NHS in Scotland.

Formerly chief officer of West Dunbartonshire Integrated Joint Board, Mr Redpath has also been chair of the National Chief Officers Group, representing chief officers across health and care in Scotland.

Mr Redpath will hold the role of chair of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) for four years until the 31st July 2023.

Colin Sinclair, chief executive of NSS, said: “I am delighted that Keith is joining NSS, especially as he has significant experience in both our health and social care systems.

This background will be invaluable as we develop our service offerings particularly in the area of health and social care integration where NSS potentially has a lot to offer."

Two current non-executive directors, Julie Burgess and John Deffenbaugh, have also been reappointed to the board of NSS for a further four years.