NHS Fife Announces appointment of new Director of Workforce

Archived news: published on Monday 19 Aug 2019 by NHS Fife

Linda Douglas

Linda Douglas

Mrs Linda Douglas will join NHS Fife’s over 8,000-strong workforce on 1st January 2020.

She spent the past two and a half years Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development with the Scottish Ambulance Service, a post she has held since December 2016.

Linda has an outstanding track record in Human Resourcesand Organisational Development gained in the UK and overseas.

Her professional interest include; developing positive organisational culture and delivering organisation transformation.

Linda is particularly committed to diversity and inclusion;

“I am delighted to be joining NHS Fife as its new Director of Workforce. I am very excited to be taking up this fantastic opportunity. I cannot wait to work alongside colleagues across health and social care in Fife and continue to improve how patients and staff experience our services”.

Linda will take over from Barbara Anne Nelson who will retire in December after over 40 years service with the NHS in Scotland.

NHS Fife Chief executive Paul Hawkins said:

“We’ve made great strides thanks to Barbara Anne who has led our Workforce Directorate for two and a half years.  

“Our workforce team in partnership with our staff representatives has helped to deliver a welcoming and progressive culture where everyone feels valued, coupled with increasing our visible diversity at NHS Fife to help to ensure that our workforce is more representative of the population we serve.

“I look forward to working with Linda to build on this work and to continue to ensure that NHS Fife continues to support and develop its greatest asset – its people.”


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