The Board is accountable for performance the performance of the local NHS and has overall responsibility for planning and providing health and care services. The Board is also responsible for protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Dumfries and Galloway.

NHS Dumfries & Galloway Board functions include:

  • • The development of a local health plan to address health priorities
  • • To determine how resources are to be used to meet local health priorities and strategic objectives
  • • To implement the local health plan
  • • To performance manage the NHS Dumfries & Galloway health system.

Philip Jones portrait

  • Chair
    Philip Jones

Dumfries & Galloway has a strong sense of community and local identity. It’s a place where the quality of life is high and people can feel safe, confident and connected. Our NHS Board reflects these values as an employer, health care provider and as an integral part of life in the region. If you are talented, caring, committed, and share our values join us in our drive to further enhance the quality of life and the health and wellbeing of the people of Dumfries and Galloway. Philip Jones

Jeff Ace portrait

  • Chief Executive
    Jeff Ace

At NHS Dumfries & Galloway we aim to provide the very best facilities and support to our clinical staff to enable them to fulfil their potential and help drive continuous improvement in our services. We are ambitious to create the ideal environment for clinical excellence; for example, our new acute hospital facility opening in 2017 will be the UK’s best rural District General Hospital. This 350 bed hospital will be at the centre of patient pathways stretching from our first class primary care teams to our tertiary centres in Glasgow and Edinburgh. We work hard to support our clinicians in enhancing these networks and relationships to deliver innovative and sustainable models of care. We take pride in our track record of delivering high quality services. If you join us, you will help lead the evolution of these services, working in outstanding new facilities and with extraordinary clinical colleagues. Jeff Ace

Angus Cameron portrait

  • Medical Director
    Angus Cameron

NHS Dumfries & Galloway is an organisation that constantly seeks to develop its medical staff. We encourage all of our clinicians to be innovative, to test new ideas and to expand their areas of responsibility and expertise. We do this because we believe, that investing in our people, is the best way to ensure we continue to provide outstanding health and care services to the patients and communities we serve. The value of this approach is evidenced in our many successes. Angus Cameron