Lorna has a 39 year NHS career with considerable experience in integrating health and social care services. She qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1984 and also has a BA in Health Studies, a Masters in Public Health and post graduate qualifications in Forensic Medicine, Project and Change Management. Lorna's clinical, management and leadership roles have provided considerable experience in service design, delivery, improvement and transformational change as well as operational leadership, strategy and partnership working.
In January 2021 Lorna retired from the position of Deputy Director of the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in NHSGGC but she spent the majority of her career working in health and social care community settings in Glasgow. Following retirement Lorna worked for Social Security Scotland for just over 2 years as clinical advisor for the development and implementation of the new Adult Disability Payment. She brings to our board her significant experience of health and social care design and of disability benefits delivery. She is passionate about reducing inequalities, improving outcomes for people and the delivery of person centered care.
Lorna lives in East Kilbride with her husband of 38 years. She has 2 grown up children and is a dotting grandmother to 3 (4 if you include Archie the dog). She is a volunteer mentor with MCR pathways, an avid reader, keen knitter, home baker, and home cook who loves to spend time with family & friends, going to concerts/theatre, travelling and in the garden.