Did you know there was a quango called NHS Health Scotland? I didn't. It states on its website 'NHS Health Scotland is the national agency for improving the health of our population. We are a Special Health Board in NHS Scotland'.
So far so good. The NHS in Scotland should have an umbrella organisation which pulls the various health boards together - a Nanny Quango for the regular NHS and the population. Here's a clue to some of the work they do:
One of the key outcomes for the year was to recognise and support
disability equality across the NHS. This included the evaluation, revision and
dissemination of 20,000 Disability Tip Cards, which were distributed to
NHS boards to help practitioners communicate more effectively with people
However it's Kenneth Roy who has brought this advert in the Drum (1 January) to my attention:
Kenneth states ' under the notice there is a reader's comment dated 2 January':
No further comment is required from me, except that you read his whole article where you will find there are 13 existing communications staff employed by Health Scotland (although 3 are part-time). The chief executive earns £115,000 a year and nine other staff earn more than £50,000 a year. The 2007/08 Annual Report is here.