Chair of Edinburgh Integration Joint Board
Tim Pogson was elected the Labour councillor for the Southside Newington ward at the 2022 council elections. Professionally his whole career has been spent in the social/affordable housing sector, and currently he works for Scotland’s Housing Network, a membership organisation of Scotland’s council housing services and housing associations. He has worked extensively in the fields of older people’s housing and homelessness. Tim is also a Board Member with two voluntary sector organisations, including Housing Options Scotland that provides housing advice to people with disability, older people and veterans. Prior to being elected, Tim was Chair of Southside Community Council and was involved in health and social care provision issues both in the Southside and throughout the city.
Vice-chair of Edinburgh Integration Joint Board
Angus McCann was appointed to the NHS Lothian Board in September 2017. He worked for IBM between 1988 and 2018, latterly specialising in the use of IT in the healthcare industry. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering, Healthcare Informatics and Public Health.
Angus was a citizen member of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board from 2014 until 2017 when he became a voting member. He a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS) and a Chartered IT Professional. His interests include technology, music and travel.
Member of the EIJB
Peter Murray joined NHS Lothian on the 1st February 2016. Prior to his retirement after 30 years’ service Peter was working as the Director of Service Transformation, Assistant Chief Fire Officer in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. He worked in the Grampian and Tayside areas before taking up the post of Director of Service Delivery in the East of Scotland following the merger of the eight fire services into the SFRS in April 2013. In previous roles Peter has been responsible for strategic planning, performance management, best value and partnership working. Peter was previously a member of the Aberdeen College Board of Management. He is married to Fiona, has three children and two grandchildren and enjoys watching football, reading and current affairs.
Member of the EIJB
At the 2022 council elections, Euan was elected as the Liberal Democrat Councillor for the Corstorphine/Murrayfield ward. He currently works as a caseworker and researcher for a member of parliament. His professional career has been spent mainly in the social work/care sector. He has had a focus on the rights of children and young people and also learning disabilities. Previous roles have also included experience working in refugee camps, sexual violence prevention and homelessness.
Member of the EIJB
Claire Miller is the Green councillor for Edinburgh city centre, where she was first elected in 2017. Her professional background prior to public life was in strategic planning in the private sector. She is a keen campaigner for equalities and wellbeing.
Member of the EIJB
Max was first elected as a Scottish Conservative councillor in 2017 representing the Inverleith Ward in the City of Edinburgh Council. Following his appointment to the IJB in 2022, he chairs the Performance & Delivery Committee.
From 2017-2022, Max was a trustee of Capital Theatres, Honorary Treasurer of the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children, and was a board observer at LifeCare. He is a trustee of Merchant Company Endowments Trust. He has a degree in French and Sociology, and has worked in hospitality, events, and at Holyrood.”
Member of the EIJB
Originally from Ayrshire I came to Edinburgh in 1995 as a student. I went on to have my family here and we have spent more than twenty happy years calling Inverleith Ward home. I love spending time with my children, gardening, holidaying in Scotland, being with family and friends, reading widely, enjoying live music and keeping up with politics. Being both connected with my community and a community connector is important to me.
Until recently, I worked for the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership as a Local Area Co-ordinator. This involved helping people who experience barriers such as living with a disability or a long term condition to access their communities. I connected people with their community, helped them to develop supportive networks and live as full and independent lives as they possibly could. Where gaps were identified in what the community offered, I worked with individuals, communities, and organisations to fill the inevitable gaps. I have enjoyed my role advising people on welfare rights, helping people navigate the complex systems within the Health and Social Care Partnership, organising respite care and short breaks for unpaid carers and supporting people to find the resources they need. At the height of the Covid-19 crisis I left my job temporarily and volunteered in a Council run care home, I then went on to manage a Council Home Care team in North West Edinburgh for eight months.
My colleagues within the City of Edinburgh Council and the front line workforce responded to the pandemic with great courage and dedication. While working in the care home and home care team 2020/21 I was overwhelmed with admiration for the staff teams on the front line as well as in the offices. The staff kept services running when, at times, it seemed like we were running out of options. The ways in which the City of Edinburgh Council, residents, communities and agencies pulled together and worked through the situations imposed upon them makes me proud to have been part of that journey and makes me certain that I have a contribution to make to the EIJB.
Judith took up her position of Chief Officer for the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (IJB) and Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) on 1 May 2018. Prior to that she had been the Chief Officer for the Aberdeen City Integration IJB and HSCP from October 2014 – the first in that post having steered them across their transition from shadow organisations into full Public Bodies under recently enacted Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland) Act.
Judith has worked in the community health and social care field for over 30 years having started her post-university career training as a general nurse in Edinburgh. Following a spell working at the Western General Hospital as a Staff Nurse, she then trained and qualified as a midwife at the Stirling University campus at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and worked as a community nurse and midwife in the North West Highlands covering a patch of 500 square miles of wilderness and small villages. Following this she moved to Shetland and undertook a degree in Community Healthcare with the Robert Gordon University, qualified as a District Nurse and developed her interest in public and population health.
Judith moved to Dumfries and Galloway as one of the original cohort of public health practitioners and undertook her Master of Public Health degree from Glasgow University while in that role. She was seconded to the Scottish Executive in 2003 and worked on the implementation of Community Planning across Scotland. On her return to Dumfries and Galloway she moved into the role of Joint Commissioning Manager for Learning Disability her first joint post hosted by both the NHS Board and Council. She was then promoted to the role of Director of Strategic Planning and Head of Joint Commissioning for NHS D&G and D&G Council, a role she undertook for five years and in which she led the development of the first formal Health and Social Care Partnership in that area.
She has been in her current post in Edinburgh since May 2018 and has in that time supported the IJB to undertake a governance review with the Good Governance Institute and launch its far reaching and ambitious transformation programme.
Judith is a fellow of the Health Foundation having undertaken the Generation Q programme and is also now a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar and of the Sciana Health Leaders Network. She is currently the Chair of Health and Social Care Scotland – the umbrella group for Health and Social Care Chief Officers, IJB Chairs and Vice Chairs and other groups associated with integration authorities.
I qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1982. Since then, I have gained a range of experience within the NHS, hospice, care home and housing sectors and with Healthcare Improvement Scotland. I have a MSc in Human Resource Management and am currently undertaking a Clinical Doctorate in Nursing at Stirling University. I took up post as interim Chief Nurse in August 2019.
Third Sector Representative (Chief Executive, EVOC)
I am a carer representative, and a Trustee of Vocal (Voices of Carers across Lothian) since 2020. I am the mother of a young man with complex needs including learning disabilities and autism. I was also, until recently, a carer for my frail, elderly parents.
My professional background is in education, including schools and further education, particularly with children and young people with additional support needs. Until my retirement I worked in Edinburgh’s special school sector. I am currently involved through Vocal, in the planning and delivery of short breaks and assistance funding for carers.
Service User Representative
I started my life as a Bank of Scotland clerk in 1973, retiring after 33 years for what I thought would be a well-earned rest! Boredom set me on a different path.
I joined forces with a few others in creating a local charity, Dementia Friendly Pentlands covering the villages of Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno. We aim to make our communities a safe place for those living with dementia and run a couple of cafes, the most recent The Meeting Place which is open every Monday for those who need it.
My main focus is on health and wellbeing within smaller communities, fighting to get accessible services to the residents who need help the most.
Co-chair of the Professional Advisory Group
Helping people have a better life is our core business. I qualified as a social worker in Edinburgh in 1981 and then practised a generic worker in Shotts for four years, I moved to London to complete a Post Graduate Mental Health Training at the Maudsley Hospital and on return I was employed by Lothian Regional Council as Divisional Mental Health Officer for East and Midlothian.
I moved on to work as a full time Practice Teacher at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and then South West District. Since then I have been in a series of management roles, managing services across all adult client groups and all service areas. As a social worker, MHO, trainer and manager I believe that everything we do should be underpinned by “ will it make a difference for the people”.
In my role as Strategy and Quality Manager for Mental Health and Substance Misuse I hope to contribute to service planning and delivery which; involves people who use services, promotes integrated locality working and constantly improves outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
Staffside Representation, City of Edinburgh Council
Kirsten Hey is an occupational therapist and UNISON steward. Occupational therapists are one of very few professions to routinely work in both health and social care settings and Kirsten believes they have a huge amount to offer in improving health and wellbeing and encouraging independence.
She tries to advocate for the profession as much as possible. Kirsten worked in the NHS in England and Scotland for the first eight years of her career, and has worked for the City of Edinburgh Council since 2000. She is involved in OT student education, both as an occasional guest lecturer, and as a fieldwork education supervisor.
She has been a steward for almost all of her career and strongly believes in the importance of trade unions to support, protect and represent the workforce. She was involved in the Joint Future work of previous years and is committed to making integration a success. Outside work, Kirsten enjoys reading, baking, cats, and has made good use of community physiotherapy services after deciding to learn to swim butterfly.
Christine has been a family carer for over 30 years. She retired recently after 15 years as a Trustee of VOCAL and was Chair of Upmo’s Board for 10 years. She is a member of the Coalition of Carers in Scotland, the Carers Trust UK, and the Cross Party Carers Group in the Scottish Parliament. She recently worked as a carer advisor for the Scottish Government’s Independent Living Fund Scotland’s co-design of their Transition Fund
Christine retired as a Principal Investigator/Research Fellow in Neuroimmunology in 2012. A University of Edinburgh graduate she worked on autoimmune diseases prior to joining the Animal Disease Studies Group at King’s Buildings. This became the BBSRC and MRC Neuropathogenesis Unit in 1980, and latterly part of the Roslin Institute. Her research was on neurodegenerative diseases, in particular the human and animal transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs, syn. prion diseases eg BSE and CJD).
Christine has worked with colleagues in the National CJD Surveillance Unit, the Department of Clinical Neurology, the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, the University of Strathclyde and scientific, veterinary and clinical colleagues in Scotland, the UK and worldwide.
For 15 years she was an Expert Advisor to the Biologicals subcommittee of the Committee of Safety in Medicines/Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority, Gov. UK.
Christine was a member of the City of Edinburgh Council’s core group on Self Directed Support and served for a year on the CHP before taking up her appointment to the EIJB in May 2014. Her interests are sailing, theatre, reading and family.