Chief officer for Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership appointed 

Former acting Argyll and Bute HSCP chief officer Fiona Davies has been handed the permanent role

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Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) Interim chief officer Fiona Davies has been appointed as the HSCPs chief officer.

On her appointment, Fiona Davies said: ‘I feel honoured to be appointed to the post of chief officer for the partnership.

She said: ‘It is a privilege to be working with all the partnership staff, partners and voluntary organisations. My focus is to continue delivering high quality health and social care services, and to ensure the HSCP achieve the best possible outcomes for people living in communities across Argyll and Bute.’

Ms Davies has held the post of interim chief officer since May 2021. She started her career as a registered mental health nurse and gained a wide range of experience across three of the four UK nations, in clinical, professional leadership, operational and strategic management roles. In 2012, Ms Davies moved to Lochaber and developed her strong interest in the delivery of remote and rural health and social care services. Prior to her time in Argyll and Bute, Ms Davies was leading mental health services for the north of NHS Highland. She has worked in a variety of care settings focusing on quality, governance and service development with a particular interest in stakeholder work, organisational development, and innovative and transformative service planning.

Welcoming Fiona Davies to her position, NHS Highland chief executive, Pam Dudek, said: ‘Having Fiona on board permanently will be a great asset to the partnership and I look forward to continuing to work closely with her in the future.’

Pippa Milne, chief executive, Argyll and Bute Council said: ‘Fiona has been a fantastic interim chief officer and I am very pleased that she will be continuing to lead the organisation.’

Chairperson of Argyll and Bute IJB, Sarah Compton-Bishop, said: ‘Fiona’s experience and knowledge has been invaluable in steering the important work of the HSCP.

‘I am looking forward to working with Fiona to continue the excellent work of the partnership, as we plan for the future.’