Here you will find out all about the Governance of ACCORD alongside our important documents such as our annual accounts.

Governance

Good governance matters because it underpins successful organisations. It matters in all sectors, but especially in ours where the purpose is to serve our vulnerable beneficiaries as best we can.

Care and services must be of reliable high quality, finances must be obtained and spent with integrity and for the purposes agreed and we must protect our patients, staff and reputation. High quality takes years to build and seconds to destroy. 

Good governance underpins our effectiveness, and is also the best way to protect and enhance our individual organisations and our sector as a whole.

Our Trustees give their time and skills on a voluntary basis to seek assurance on behalf of the people we serve and also to steer the organisation in the right direction. Individually as trustees and collectively as board and committees, they are the bastions of good governance in ACCORD.

Prof Phil Hanlon

Prof Phil Hanlon

Chairman

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Dr Colin Reid

Dr Colin Reid

Vice Chairman

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Brian Hunt

Brian Hunt

Hon. Treasurer

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Laurna Woods

Laurna Woods

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Prof Phil Hanlon - Chairman

Phil’s career as a doctor began as a clinician, moving onto research in West Africa and then into public health. He was Professor of Public Health at Glasgow University until he retired in 2015.

He and his wife Lesley have longstanding links with ACCORD and Phil served as a board member before becoming Chair in 2016.

Dr Colin Reid - Vice Chairman

Colin is a semi-retired general practitioner who still does locum work in a few of the local practices. He is also employed in the breast unit of the RAH. He has been involved with many patients requiring palliative care over the years and has been a board member for some time. He is also medical advisor to the Kibble fostering service and to World Bowls.

Colin joined the Board of Directors in 1996. He is currently Vice Chairman and also serves on the Finance and Governance Committee.

Brian Hunt - Hon. Treasurer

Brian is a Chartered Accountant who retired as Principal of J. Bruce Andrew & Co C.A. Paisley in 2019.
He brings extensive general financial experience to support the Hospice

Brian joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He also chairs the Finance and Governance Committee.

Laurna Woods -

Laurna trained as a journalist but quickly rose through the ranks at Beattie Communications, now Tigerbond, to become managing director. She brings a wealth of experience in media and public relations to the hospice. She joined the Board of Directors in 2019.
Christian (otherwise Kirsty) Dickson

Christian (otherwise Kirsty) Dickson

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Cathy MacGillivray

Cathy MacGillivray

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Louise Watson

Louise Watson

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Aileen White

Aileen White

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Christian (otherwise Kirsty) Dickson -

Kirsty is a solicitor in private practice and sits as a Tribunal Judge. She is a long term supporter of ACCORD and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2003.

Kirsty joined the Board of Directors in 2008. She also serves on the Finance and Governance Committee and chairs the Property Committee

Cathy MacGillivray -

Previously Director of Nursing in NHS Argyll & Clyde . Following retirement Cathy joined ACCORD Board of Directors in 2009 and is currently Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee . 

Louise Watson -

Louise is a trained Occupational Therapist and has worked extensively across health and social care settings with a clinical specialism in acute medicine, avoidance of admission to hospital and community rehabilitation. She joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and also serves on the Clinical Governance, Management and Remuneration Committees

Aileen White -

Aileen retired from the NHS following a long career during which encompassed a number of senior surgical and clinical governance roles. Aileen joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and also serves on the Clinical Governance Committee
Andrew Renwick

Andrew Renwick

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John Drury

John Drury

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Andrew Renwick -

Andrew is a colo-rectal surgeon currently working in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and brings his current experience of working in the Acute sector to the Board. Andrew joined the Board Of Directors in 2019.

John Drury -

John is a retired vascular surgeon and clinical director with a vast amount of experience in the Acute sector. John joined the Board of Directors in 2019 and also serves on the Clinical Governance Committee.
Prof Phil Hanlon

Prof Phil Hanlon

Chairman

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Prof Phil Hanlon - Chairman

Phil&rsquo;s career as a doctor began as a clinician, moving onto research in West Africa and then into public health. He was Professor of Public Health at Glasgow University until he retired in 2015.<br /> <br /> He and his wife Lesley have longstanding links with ACCORD and Phil served as a board member before becoming Chair in 2016.

Dr Colin Reid

Dr Colin Reid

Vice Chairman

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Dr Colin Reid - Vice Chairman

Colin is a semi-retired general practitioner who still does locum work in a few of the local practices. He is also employed in the breast unit of the RAH. He has been involved with many patients requiring palliative care over the years and has been a board member for some time. He is also medical advisor to the Kibble fostering service and to World Bowls.<br /> <br /> <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Colin joined the Board of Directors in 1996. He is currently Vice Chairman and also serves on the Finance and Governance Committee.</span></span>

Brian Hunt

Brian Hunt

Hon. Treasurer

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Brian Hunt - Hon. Treasurer

<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Brian is a Chartered Accountant who retired as Principal of J. Bruce Andrew &amp; Co C.A. Paisley in 2019.</span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">He brings extensive general financial experience to support the Hospice<br /> <br /> Brian joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He also chairs the Finance and Governance Committee.</span></span>

Laurna Woods

Laurna Woods

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Laurna Woods -

<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Laurna trained as a journalist but quickly rose through the ranks at Beattie Communications, now Tigerbond, to become managing director. She brings a wealth of experience in media and public relations to the hospice. She joined the Board of Directors in 2019.</span></span>

Christian (otherwise Kirsty) Dickson

Christian (otherwise Kirsty) Dickson

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Christian (otherwise Kirsty) Dickson -

<span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Kirsty is a solicitor in private practice and sits as a Tribunal Judge. She is a long term supporter of ACCORD and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2003.<br /> <br /> Kirsty joined the Board of Directors in 2008. She also serves on the Finance and Governance Committee and chairs the Property Committee</span></span>

Cathy MacGillivray

Cathy MacGillivray

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Cathy MacGillivray -

<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Previously Director of Nursing in NHS Argyll &amp; Clyde . Following retirement Cathy joined ACCORD Board of Directors in 2009 and is currently Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee .&nbsp;</span></span>

Louise Watson

Louise Watson

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Louise Watson -

<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="background:#f0f0f1"><span style="color:#231900">Louise is a trained Occupational Therapist and has worked extensively across health and social care settings with a clinical specialism in acute medicine, avoidance of admission to hospital and community rehabilitation. She joined the Board of Directors in 2012 and also serves on the Clinical Governance, Management and Remuneration Committees</span></span></span></span>

Aileen White

Aileen White

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Aileen White -

<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Aileen retired from the NHS following a long career during which encompassed a number of senior surgical and clinical governance roles. Aileen joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and also serves on the Clinical Governance Committee</span></span>

Andrew Renwick

Andrew Renwick

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Andrew Renwick -

<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Andrew is a colo-rectal surgeon currently working in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley and brings his current experience of working in the Acute sector to the Board. Andrew joined the Board Of Directors in 2019.</span></span>

John Drury

John Drury

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John Drury -

<span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">John is a retired vascular surgeon and clinical director with a vast amount of experience in the Acute sector. John joined the Board of Directors in 2019 and also serves on the Clinical Governance Committee.</span></span>

ACCORD Governance

ACCORD is proud of its governance structure and performance.

Our directors are appointed in line with our Articles of Association and are Trustees for the purposes of charity law. They comprise individuals with wide-ranging experience in business, legal and financial matters, healthcare and media and communications and media.

Our Board meets quarterly, usually in February, May, August and November. Our AGM is usually held in the summer.

Our Management Committee meets more frequently, usually 8 times per year.

Our Finance and Governance Sub-Committee meets quarterly, our Clinical Governance Sub-Committee meets three times per year and the Property and Remuneration sub-Committees meet on an “as required” basis.

Our Clinical Governance Committee has 4 further sub-Committees (Risk Management, Infection Control, Drugs and Therapeutics and Quality and Practice Development) all of which meet on a quarterly basis. We are delighted to retain a number of individuals external to ACCORD on these Committees.

Structure

ACCORD Accounts

Each year the Hospice submits our latest annual accounts to the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCAR)

ACCORD Signed Accounts
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