The Audit Committee of the Integration Joint Board is responsible for the promotion of best practice in the areas of risk management, financial procedures, internal controls, development of continuous improvement and review of External Audit issues. A copy of the Terms of Reference is found here.
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Audit Committee Board Members
Alex Linkston, NHS Forth Valley (Chair)
Alex Linkston, NHS Forth Valley’s Chairman, is a former Chief Executive of West Lothian Council and under his leadership the Council won many awards for excellent customer service. He was awarded the Quality Scotland’s Leadership Award in 2007.
In 2008 he was awarded a CBE and in 2009 he was the Prince’s Trust Scottish Volunteer of the Year. He is currently Chair of Youth Link Scotland, Vice Chair of West Lothian College and a member of the Scottish Council of the Prince’s Trust.
Allyson Black, Falkirk Council (Vice Chair)
Allyson has been a Councillor for the last 10 years, and has served as Depute Provost and Depute Leader of Falkirk Council.
She served as Chair of the Falkirk Integration Joint Board for two years and is currently the Vice Chair. Formerly a staff nurse in Bellsdyke Hospital and Falkirk and District Royal Infirmary. Allyson has also been a full time carer.
Robert Clark, NHS Forth Valley
Robert began his career in NHS Forth Valley in 1985 working as a relief Plaster Technician and then moved to Theatres as a Theatre Orderly. He then undertook the Operating Department Practitioner course, qualified in 1989, and has worked in Theatres since then.
He has been involved in the Trade Union movement since 1985 and became a Unison steward in 1990. He has also served as Branch Secretary for the Stirling Royal Infirmary and latterly the Forth Valley Health branches of Unison.
Robert is a passionate believer in Partnership Working, fairness and equality and has served on NHS Forth Valley’s Acute Service’s Partnership Forum and the Area Partnership Forum for many years.
He is a strong supporter of the NHS and is committed to doing all he can to preserve this great institution to ensure it can continue to provide care to all, regardless of their income or social background.
She has supported and advocated for the Third Sector for over 15 years as part of the Volunteer Centre and subsequently the Third Sector Interface networks. As an experienced senior strategic leader on behalf of the third sector within community planning partnerships, she has held lead or co-lead roles in many multi-agency partnerships and projects focused on addressing health inequalities, improving participation and engagement in service planning, and Reshaping Care for Older People.
Jennifer is enormously proud of the impact of the third sector in supporting resilience and wellbeing. She is passionate that the partnership works pro-actively with third sector organisations working in, and with, communities of geography and interest as key partners in improving health and wellbeing.