Christine Laverty, currently Head of Mental Health, Addictions and Learning Disabilities Services for Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), has been appointed as the HSCP’s Interim Chief Officer.

Christine has worked in the health and social care field for thirty years and has held a number of key management roles in integrated public health services since 2002.

She will replace Shiona Strachan, who has been acting as Interim Chief Officer for Renfrewshire HSCP since December 2020.

Renfrewshire HSCP is responsible for delivering all adult social care services and all community health services for adults and children in the area.

Renfrewshire Council Chief Executive, Sandra Black, said: “I would like to thank Shiona for the leadership and support she has provided over the past six months in her role as both Chief Officer of Renfrewshire HSCP and as a member of the council’s corporate management team.

“Shiona’s experience has been invaluable in steering the important work of the HSCP as we continue to manage the current pandemic.

“I’m delighted to welcome Christine to the new role and look forward to working with her over the coming months.”

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chief Executive, Jane Grant, said: “Shiona has made a significant contribution to Renfrewshire HSCP and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde during a period of extreme challenges.

“I thank her for her commitment and wish her well in her retirement and I look forward to working closely with Christine to continue the excellent work of the HSCP as we plan for the future.”