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
Gordon Johnston, NHS Forth Valley (Chair)
Gordon has held senior roles in the public and voluntary sectors in areas including community development, managing a local community engagement organisation, and co ordinating the distribution of National Lottery and European funding. He is now active in many third sector mental health organisations in Scotland, has considerable leadership and governance experience and is currently chair of Bipolar Scotland and a public partner with Healthcare Improvement Scotland. He also carries out paid consultancy work, mainly in peer research, patient engagement, community development and organisational development. Gordon was appointed as a Board member of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland in April 2017 and chairs its Audit, Risk and Information Governance Committee. In 2019 he became a member of the Mental Health Strategic Delivery Board, established and chaired by the Minister for Mental Health.
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.