Media Release: Retiral of chief executive

PROFESSOR James Barbour OBE retires today (Friday 27 April) from NHS Lothian, where he has been chief executive since 2001.

Professor Barbour said: “After 35 years in the NHS and ten successful years in NHS Lothian I have decided to retire. It has been a privilege to serve the NHS and the people of Lothian and also to have worked with many thousands of talented and committed staff.

“The time is now right for me to do something new and different as the Board embraces a new strategic direction. I wish all of my friends, colleagues and the staff of NHS Lothian continued success for the future.”

The chair of NHS Lothian, Dr Charles Winstanley, said: “On behalf of the Board of NHS Lothian I would like to thank James Barbour for his long and committed service to the NHS and for his contribution to Lothian over the past ten years.

“The board gives him its best wishes for the future.”

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