Former health board chairman takes on new post

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The former chairman of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Andrew Robertson, has been appointed as Glasgow City Council’s new Carer’s Champion.

Established by the council in 2012, the Carer’s Champion represents the collective views of the city’s carers within the council and speaks independently on carer issues.

Mr Robertson will be tasked with raising the profile of unpaid carers across the council and its wider network of agencies while also helping to develop strategies and policies that will support carers.

With twenty-two years of service on the NHS GCC board, as well as experience as the Vice President of the Carer’s Trust, Mr Robertson was identified as the ideal candidate for the position.

He said: “I see my role as being an advocate for carers, but also a bridge between them and the council and all of the agencies, organisations and institutions that have an influence on policies for carers.”