Shadow health board formed

A NEW board has been set-up by Midlothian Council aimed at providing greater integration with health services.

The establishment of a shadow board of the Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership from April 1, comprising of four elected members and four non-executive NHS Lothian members, was approved at a special council meeting last week.

Speaking at the meeting Eibhlin McHugh, acting director Communities and Wellbeing, said: “The shadow board will create a strong voice for health and social care locally. It’s only by bringing these issues together that we can really hope to make more of an impact.”

Councillor Johnstone, along with Councillors Bryan Pottinger (Lab), Derek Milligan (Lab) and Bob Constable (SNP) were elected to the new board.

More on this in the Midlothian Advertiser January 17 edition.