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New head of integrated care for Highlands

A
new management post combining social care and health has been set up in the
Highlands with a view to creating a seamless service.

Fiona
White, currently project director for Better Government for Older People with
Scottish Borders Council, has been appointed to the new post funded by
Highlands Council and the NHS Health Board. 
White, who will take up her new duties in October, has just completed a
secondment as depute director of the Eastern Health and Social Services Board
in Belfast. 

Previously
she managed community care services in Grampian and Borders, was an adviser to
the Scottish executive on community care and chaired the executive’s working
group on single assessment.

In
her new post of head of integrated community care she will take on the Joint
Futures agenda of breaking down barriers between health and social
services.  White will report to a joint
committee on community care made up of representatives of Highlands Council and
the NHS Highland Board.

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