Lynn Barker has been appointed as the new Interim Associate Director of Nursing for the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership.
A registered nurse for more than 20 years, Lynn was previously Head of Nursing for the East Division and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, most recently in senior professional and managerial roles.
Prior to her community nursing roles, Lynn was the Head of Nursing for Emergency Care and brings a wealth of management experience from her roles in community nursing, acute care, Scottish Government and with the British Army medical corps. Lynn also represents NHS Fife and the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership on a number of national groups.
NHS Fife Director of Nursing, Helen Buchanan, said of Lynn’s appointment: “I am delighted to welcome Lynn as the new Interim Associate Director of Nursing for the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership.
“Lynn has shown herself over a number of years to be extremely capable and is incredibly passionate about providing care which is safe, effective and centred around the holistic needs of the individual.
“I look forward to working closely with her as we seek to provide the best possible services for the people of Fife.”
Lynn replaces Nicky Connor, who was recently appointed as the Interim Director of the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership. Nicky said of the appointment: “Having worked closely alongside Lynn for a number of years now, I have seen first-hand how her drive for improvement has brought about positive change in the ways in which we care for people in Fife.
“Lynn brings great knowledge and experience to the position, garnered across a number of nursing roles across a variety of specialities.
“I very much welcome her appointment to this crucial role.”