Record numbers of people from Greater Glasgow and Clyde have applied to become non –executive members of the local NHS health board.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde launched a recruitment drive in March to find new board members from a broad range of backgrounds, which attracted 192 applications.
Two awareness sessions were held in Maryhill Community Central Hall for those interested in applying for the posts.
NHSGGC Chairman John Brown said: “This is a great response to our appeal for new Boards members. We are looking for people from all walks of life who are interested in health and it seems that message reached people from far and wide. The process will now begin to select our successful candidates who will join the Board this summer.”
NHSGGC is the largest single health authority in the UK – delivering safe and sustainable patient care to more than one million people. The board currently has 27 members – all appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing and they usually serve for a minimum of four years.