Donald Sime is appointed in his capacity as Employee Director from 1st October 2005 and is employed by the Board as a Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Clinical Microbiology.
He began his career in 1972 with the Western Regional Hospital Board as a Trainee Medical Laboratory Technician in the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at the Western Infirmary. Mr Sime qualified in 1978 on completing his professional exams at Glasgow College of Technology and registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientific Officer with the then Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM). The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC – successor to the CPSM) in 2011 required him to submit a profile demonstrating his continuing professional development and how this met with the professional standards of the HCPC, as part of their ongoing two-yearly audit of registrants. The Council, on receiving his profile, concluded that he met their standards.
He has throughout his career been an active member of his trade union, joining the Association of Scientific, Technical, and Managerial Staffs (ASTMS) when taking up his post at the Western Infirmary. He has served his union in a number of capacities culminating in his current role as a Branch Secretary within Unite the Union (successor to ASTMS). He has, since his election by the joint trade unions in 2005, served as the Chair of the Board’s Area Joint Trade Unions and Professional Organisations.
In the local community he served for a number of years as the Session Clerk of the Kirk Session of his church.
Mr Sime brings to the Board his experience of service as a health care professional; his involvement within the partnership structures of the Board and the wider NHS Scotland; and in addition the understanding gained since 2005 serving on various committees of the Board, including as Vice-Chair of Glasgow City Community Health Partnership and as a member of the Joint Partnership Board between Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.