Margaret Anderson has worked as a volunteer since 2003, serving on the South Ayrshire PPF and Ayrshire and Arran Hospital Patients Council. She has also served on NHS 24’s PPF since 2008, where she held the role of Chairperson from July 2011 to July 2014 and then as Vice-Chair from July 2014 to July 2016.
Margaret has worked on various health-related Boards and Committees, both at local and national level, and has a good knowledge of governance and procedural issues, together with interpersonal skills, negotiation and best practice.
She has gained an insight into some aspects of the wider picture across Scotland in respect of disadvantaged communities and health inequalities and hopes to use this to her advantage in her work with Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board.
In her earlier working life, Margaret was a nursing auxiliary, both within NHS Ayrshire & Arran and privately, over a period of 22 years. She then went on to study at Ayr College and Paisley University from 1998 to 2002 as a mature student, gaining HND level in Business Administration. The knowledge and skills learned, together with her working experience, helps her to participate in her chosen volunteer commitments.