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New chair of RCN Scotland announced as veteran steward from Ayrshire and Arran

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Stewart Donnelly has been elected as the new chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s Scottish board.

Mr Donnelly who was formerly the vice chair of the RCN Scotland replaces outgoing chair Michael Brown, who is also stepping down as chair of the overall RCN council for the UK.

Mr Donnelly has worked in the NHS for over 37 years and is currently employee director for NHS Ayrshire and Arran. He became an RCN steward in the mid-1980s and has been one ever since.

During this time has held a variety of roles in the RCN Ayrshire and Arran branch, from chair to secretary to treasurer.

“I am delighted to have been elected by my board colleagues,” he said. “I look forward to working with them in the coming year.

“We will be working hard to carry on the good work of our previous chair, Michael Brown,” he added.

Meanwhile, the new vice chair of the RCN Scotland board will be Alistair Grant, the college has announced.

Royal College of Nursing Scotland

Stewart Donnelly

Source: Angus Forbes

Stewart Donnelly

He has almost 28 years’ experience in nursing and is currently nursing co-ordinator in mental health services for NHS Grampian. Mr Grant is also involved in partnership working in NHS Grampian and the Scottish Partnership Forum.

On his election, he said: “I am very pleased to have been given this opportunity and will give my best to the role in the coming year.”

He has been an RCN steward for eight years and is also a safety representative, winning the RCN Steward of the Year award this year.

He has served on several RCN working groups, including on health and social care integration, and is also currently RCN Scotland board representative for Grampian.

Both men will take up their new positions from 1 January 2018.

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