Two new members have been appointed to Greater Glasgow NHS Board by Scottish Minister for Health, Malcolm Chisholm.
Peter Hamilton, currently Convener of Greater Glasgow Health Council, and Glasgow school teacher Ravinder Nijjar, chair of the Scottish Interfaith Council and Vice-President of the Scottish Sikh Women's Association, take up their appointments on 1 April, 2003.
Mr Hamilton has been on the Health Council for eight years, serving as Convener for the last four years, and has been an Executive Member of the Scottish Association of Health Councils since 1998. He is currently Vice Chair of Glasgow Children's Panel serving the east of the city.
Mrs Nijjar, a former secondary school science teacher and currently a part-time primary teacher on the city's southside, also serves on the Executive Committees of Glasgow Council on Alcohol, the UK Interfaith Network and the Council for the Parliament of World Religions in Scotland.
They replace former Board Vice-Chairman Prof Gordon Dickson, who is Vice Principal of Glasgow Caledonian University, and former Board member Dr Fiona Marshall, a GP in Glasgow's southside. Their terms of office ended in February 2003.
Prof. Sir John Arbuthnott, Chairman of Greater Glasgow NHS Board, said:
"I welcome these new appointments as both individuals are stalwart community activists who will bring a wealth of experience to the Board. Their appointments reflect the greater drive towards public involvement in the decision-making process so that NHS can deliver the best possible health services to the people of Glasgow."
There are 23 members on Greater Glasgow NHS Board.
Greater Glasgow NHS Board
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