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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18033: Liam Kerr (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 7 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of any settlement agreement, confidentiality agreement or similar post-employment contract that has been put in place for the former chief executive of NHS Tayside.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 30 August 2018

The conclusion of any matter relating to the termination of employment of any NHS Scotland employee is principally a matter between the employing health board and former employee concerned. It would not be appropriate for the Scottish Government to make any comment in individual cases.

In this case NHS Tayside have indicated that, upon leaving the board, Ms McLay only received what she was contractually entitled to and nothing more. In concluding all employment matters, NHS Scotland health boards are guided by both national and local employment policies and the principles of UK employment law.