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NHS Grampian has announced today (14 September) that, following a competitive process, Professor Caroline Hiscox has been appointed as its new Chief Executive.


Professor Hiscox is currently Executive Nurse Director at NHS Grampian and will succeed present Chief Executive Professor Amanda Croft when she retires at the end of October.


NHS Grampian Chair Professor Lynda Lynch said: “Professor Hiscox has made a significant contribution to the leadership of NHS Grampian since joining as a director in 2015. Throughout this period Caroline has worked closely with our current Chief Executive and become an established and well-respected member of the System Leadership Team. She has a proven track record for delivering patient-focussed improvement, as well as a considered and compassionate approach that has been indispensable throughout our response to the threat of Covid-19.


“I am therefore delighted that Caroline will now lead the organisation as Chief Executive, building on the positive legacy Professor Croft will leave on her planned retirement and guiding the remobilisation of our services with a renewed focus on quality of care – not only across Grampian but also north east Scotland and nationally as part of NHS Scotland.”

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman commented: “Professor Caroline Hiscox has extensive experience within the NHS and beyond which will prove invaluable as she takes up the position of Chief Executive at NHS Grampian.


“Her role as Executive Nurse Director with the board saw Professor Hiscox take executive leadership responsibility for Acute and Tertiary Services and the refreshed Dr Gray’s/Moray Transformation programme. She also proved her leadership skills in providing professional leadership for over 7,000 Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals across NHS Grampian and its three linked Health and Social Care Partnerships.


“She builds on 30 years’ experience in corporate and public sector clinical and managerial roles and I expect her and her team to ensure the continued delivery of the high standards in healthcare which the people of Grampian have rightly come to expect.”

Prof Hiscox will formally take up the role of Chief Executive from 2 November 2020.

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