New chief nurse appointed in Scotland
Scottish Government offers permanent position to interim chief nursing officer
The Scottish Government has appointed Fiona McQueen as the new chief nursing officer.
Ms McQueen, who has held the post on an interim basis since November when Ros Moore stepped down, said: 'Becoming Scotland's chief nursing officer is a very proud moment in my professional career.'
'I am determind to ensure patients, their families and carers are at the centre of the NHS in Scotland,' she added.
Health secretary Shona Robison said: 'I am delighted that Fiona has been appointed as Scotland's chief nursing officer – she brings a wealth of experience to this role.'
Ms McQueen, who became a nurse in 1982, has been an executive nurse director since 1993, firstly in Lanarkshire, and since 1999 with NHS Ayrshire and Arran.