David Williams, Chief Officer of Glasgow’s HSCP, is to be seconded as Director of Delivery, Health & Social Care Integration, to the Scottish Government.
His new role relates to the work of the Ministerial Strategy Group progressing the integration of health and social care in Scotland.
David said: “It’s been a real privilege to have worked in Glasgow for nearly 10 years as Assistant Director and Executive Director, Social Work Services then Chief Officer of the Health and Social Care Partnership since 2014. Throughout my career, I’ve rarely come across such passionate and committed colleagues from the spectrum of health and care services who are such dedicated public servants to the people of Glasgow.
“I’m immensely proud of what my colleagues have done and continue to do on a daily basis in their support of the city’s most vulnerable citizens and I sincerely thank them for this. I’m very passionate about the necessity of health and social care integration and the opportunity to be involved in progressing this agenda at a national level through this secondment is very exciting and I’m looking forward to it.”
Glasgow’s HSCP is made up of Glasgow City Council (GCC) and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (GGG) colleagues who work together to jointly deliver health and social care services. A separate legal entity called Glasgow City Integration Joint Board is the strategic planning body that commissions services from GCC and GGC.
Annemarie O’Donnell, Chief Executive of Glasgow City Council, congratulated David on his secondment.
She said: “David has adeptly guided Glasgow’s social work and NHS services through the initial integration phase to form the city’s new Health and Social Care Partnership. This has delivered more joined up services and a holistic approach to health and wellbeing for the city’s residents. Organisational change on such a major scale is never simple, but David’s experience and professionalism has helped ensure that Glasgow’s HSCP is hailed as a flagship for integration.
“The skills he has accrued throughout his career will serve him well in his new role and I wish him every success.”
Jane Grant, Chief Executive, NHSGGC, also wished David well.
She said: “Significant progress has been made within Glasgow City to deliver an integrated health and social care system and David’s secondment to this important national role is welcomed. I wish David well in his secondment and look forward to his interim replacement continuing the good work he has started.”
David is due to take up his new role at the Scottish Government in the near future and work to appoint his interim replacement in Glasgow is underway.