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Caroline heading for new role

Caroline heading for new role
25 January 2018

The Chief Officer of Orkney’s Integration Joint Board, Caroline Sinclair, will be taking up a new post later this year.

Caroline will take a wealth of experience with her when she joins the East Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership as Head of Service.

She first joined the Council in 2003 as a home support social worker and has worked in social care services in a wide variety of roles. Caroline was appointed as Chief Officer of the Integration Joint Board (IJB) in July 2015, having served as Head of Service and Chief Social Work Officer with Orkney Health and Care since 2011.

The IJB – which retained the name Orkney Health and Care - has the task of planning and overseeing community health and social care services across the county.

OIC Chief Executive Alistair Buchan said: “Caroline has been a considerable asset to the Council and to our partnership with our NHS colleagues through the Integration Joint Board.

“Establishing the IJB was always going to represent a very significant challenge and Caroline has made a huge contribution to getting it underway.

“She will be missed and we wish her all the best for her future endeavours.”

NHS Orkney Chief Executive Gerry O’Brien said: “Although I have only recently returned to Orkney, I worked closely with Caroline in my previous role and I am aware of the significant part that she played in implementing the successful model that we know as Orkney Health and Care. I wish Caroline every success in her new post.”

Caroline said: “I’ve loved living and working in Orkney and having the chance to work alongside so many excellent people over the many years I’ve been here.

“I feel the time is right for a new challenge and I am looking forward to my new job. But one thing is certain – I will be taking all that I’ve experienced and learned in Orkney with me and I will be telling people about the great things we do here."

Caroline is due to leave her current post in April.