Media Release: Edinburgh venue for NHS Lothian board meeting

NHS Lothian’s next board meeting is set to take place in a local Edinburgh community setting on 26 January, as part of its ongoing commitment to hold board meetings in different parts of Lothian.

The event will be held at The Gillis Centre, 100 Strathern Road, Edinburgh.

Board meetings are open to members of the public so they can hear more about health services in Lothian.

Charles Winstanley, chair, NHS Lothian, said: “We made a commitment to hold our board meetings, which are open to the public, in different parts of Lothian.

“This allows local communities the opportunity to hear at first hand about the latest healthcare developments which directly affect them.”

Prior to the formal board meeting on 26 January, there will be an open session on developments and health services from Edinburgh Community Health Partnership (CHP) with the opportunity to put questions to the CHP’s general manager and clinical director.

Robert Aitken, acting general manager of Edinburgh Community Health Partnership, NHS Lothian, said: “We are really pleased to be hosting the board meeting within the Edinburgh Community Health Partnership community.

“This will allow local residents to come along and find out the latest information about our healthcare services. We will give a presentation providing details on some of our forthcoming developments such as Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre and Chalmers Sexual Health Centre.

“This will be followed by a question and answer session for members of the public.”

Board papers are available at each board meeting and on our website from the day of the meeting at


Notes to editors

The NHS Lothian board meeting on 26 January takes place at 10.15am.

The Edinburgh Community Health Partnership presentation and question and answer session will last for 45 minutes and starts at 9.30am where members of the public can attend and ask questions at this session and view a small exhibition about developments and health services in Edinburgh.

While board meetings are open to the public, there is no question-and-answer session.

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