Iain Gorman joins us as new Head of Operations

Iain Gorman is the new Head of Operations for East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership. Iain began his career in NHS Dumfries and Galloway Primary and Community Care Partnership after completing a degree in Mathematics at St Andrews University and being successfully recruited onto the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. After completing his Masters in Leadership and Healthcare Management he accepted a position with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde as Clinical Service Manager for Endoscopy and Outpatient services. Iain in particularly proud of his involvement in the opening of the first patient facing services within the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital while in this role.

In 2016 Iain and his wife took the decision to move closer to family and Iain took on the post of Clinical Service Manager for General and Vascular Surgery in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Iain is proud father and family man. Outside of family life his 2 big passions are playing squash and Malt Whisky. Though he does admit that the two interests should not be enjoyed at the same time.

Over the last few years Iain has become interested in the challenges faced by community services and the need for Health and Social Care Integration. It was this growing interest which lead him to take on his new role.

Celebrating success

We have scooped up a lot of awards this year. Wellwynd Hub won a Chartered Institute of Housing Excellence in Housing Award, were runners-up in the COSLA Excellence Awards, and secured both the One Council and Council Worker of the Year (for Morven McLelland from the Hub team) in this year’s Star Awards. If you want to find out more about the Wellwynd Hub, have a look at these before and after videos, starring our very own Alana Stewart.

Council Worker of the Year Morven McLelland with Philip Galbraith from Morrison Construction
Wellwynd Hub Team with Councillor Norman Hampshire

Our Community Review Team also won a Highly Commended in the Team of the Year section of the Star Awards too.

Earlier this year, our Collaborative Working for Integrated Care (CWIC) Team, based at Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, were the worthy winners of this year’s NHS Lothian Celebrating Success Team of the Year Award. They really deserve it and  big congratulations to them all.  Here’s a wee video about what they do:

And that’s not all!

Local matters#Caringlearningsharing – An intergenerational project between Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School & Crookston Care Home was highly commended in the Generations Working Together Scottish Recognition Awards

The project is a partnership between Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School and Crookston Care Home in Tranent, East Lothian. It involves P7 pupils from Sanderson’s Wynd providing assistance to their local care home. Each morning a group of pupils are responsible for the buying and delivery of the residents’ newspapers. This involves collecting the order form and money from staff at the care home, purchasing the correct papers from the local newsagents, collecting the receipt and change and the delivering the papers personally to each resident.

Another group of children support staff in planning and organising and residents’ activity afternoon every Wednesday. Their positivity and enthusiasm has been noted by care home staff. The residents love having the children lead the activities and the pupils are gaining valuable experience in leadership and team work.

Congratulations to everyone involved and also thank you to all ELHSCP staff for your dedication, innovation and teamwork – you’re doing a great job and making a real difference for the people who use our services.