New Chair of Integration Joint Board Appointed

Archived news: published on Wednesday 29 Mar 2017 by Fife Council

Simon Little, Chair of Fife's Integration Joint Board

Simon Little, Chair of Fife's Integration Joint Board

Simon Little, Non-Executive Member of NHS Fife Board has been appointed as the new Chair of Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership’s Integration Joint Board (IJB).

The appointment comes as the current Chair, Rona Laing steps down.    


Tricia Marwick, Chair of NHS Fife stated:  “I thank Rona for her invaluable contribution and passion for service integration and the difference that can be made by working in partnership. As she steps down, I welcome Simon who, with a wealth of experience, will continue our drive to re-shape, modernise and transform health and social care services so people in Fife can live healthy and fulfilling lives for as long as possible.”


Paul Hawkins, Chief Executive added: The creation of the new Partnership is one of the biggest changes seen in health and social work and Rona’s wealth of experience has been extremely valued.  I’m pleased to welcome Simon as Chair, to build on the achievements of Rona, the Board and those working on the frontline to make positive change happen.”



Biography – Simon Little, Non-Executive Member, NHS Board:


Simon runs his own social researcher business (Kinbank) and is also a General Member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland and a Board Member of The Scottish Housing Regulator.

He has particular and enduring interest in mental health services and ensuring the effective delivery of healthcare services to disadvantaged groups.

As a researcher he has been Senior Associate in a number of projects with a health dimension, including a Mental Health Needs assessment for Glenrothes and North East Fife CHP (ODS 2009) and current substance misuse prevention work for Dundee Alcohol and Drug Partnership.  Much of his working life has been involved with housing, homelessness and community regeneration. This included working for Shelter Scotland for nine years, where he established a range of innovative support and advice services.



Michael Kellet, Director of Health & Social Care 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 41 12 Contact Michael Kellet online
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