Chief Officer, The Scottish Borders Partnership
Rob has worked in the Public Sector for the UK for 40 years. In that time his work has focused on Health, Social Care and Education. He has held several directorships for these services, in London and more lately in his home country of Scotland. His major input has been within joint working and systems management. Within this arena he introduced one of the first partnerships in London, operating across, the National Health Service, Mental Health, Health Commissioners and Local Authority Care Services. This work operating in the East of London, was awarded “Vanguard” status by NHS England. The work to unite services and organisations continued with Rob’s return to Scotland, where he supported the development of Health and Social Care Partnerships following the Joint Bodies Act of 2014 of the Scottish Government. It is here that the use of digital solutions has come to the fore in further supporting the integration across the delivery of health and social care services. Rob has also supported the UK government directly in the development and implementation of national policy in work for both Children and Families. This work culminated in new services and partnerships being created within every Council across the whole of England, including the introduction of a new interdisciplinary profession of family intervention workers.