I am delighted to let you know that Judith Proctor has been appointed to the new post of Chief Officer, Adult Health and Social Care – a joint appointment with NHS Grampian. A high quality shortlist was taken through a rigorous two-day selection process and Judith emerged as the person to take on this exciting role for the City.
Judith, who originates from Aberdeen studied at North Lothian College of Nursing and Midwifery to qualify as a nurse before training as a midwife. She worked as a District Nurse/Community Midwife in Highland and Shetland until 2001 when she joined NHS Dumfries and Galloway as Public Health Practitioner. In 2003 Judith was seconded to the Scottish Government as a Senior Policy Officer working on the implementation of the Local Government (Scotland) Act which involved liaison with community planning boards across Scotland.
In 2004 Judith was appointed as Joint Strategic Planning and Commissioning Manager – Adults and Learning Disability for NHS Dumfries and Galloway. This was a joint post for the Council and NHS with responsibility for all planning, commissioning and contracting work. In April 2009 she was promoted to the role of Director of Planning and Head of Joint Strategic Planning, Commissioning and Performance becoming a member of the NHS Executive Management Team and the Social Work Management Team leading on specific areas of work for both organisations.
Most recently Judith has been seconded to NHS Grampian as the corporate lead for integration across the 3 partnerships in the North East of Scotland (i.e. Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray).
It’s very exciting to see the appointments to the new structure starting to take place.