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About NHS Grampian

NHS services for the half-million people who live in Grampian are provided by NHS Grampian, and are overseen by one single NHS Board.

The Board is supported from headquarters at Summerfield House in Aberdeen. Senior managers for the functions which cover the whole of Grampian are based here, including financial overview, corporate planning, and central responsibility for protection and promotion of public health.

NHS Grampian consists of acute services, corporate services and three Community Health Partnerships and works closely with the local authorities. NHS Grampian is also very closely linked with both the University of Aberdeen and The Robert Gordon University, especially in the fields of research, workforce planning and training.

Grampian NHS Board 

The new Grampian NHS Board came into operation in 1 April 2004, following the dissolution of Grampian's two NHS Trusts and the creation of the one organisation - NHS Grampian.

What is the Grampian NHS Board responsible for?

The single Grampian NHS Board is responsible for improving the health of the Grampian population, and for delivering the health care required.

The Board must oversee the taking-forward of Scotland's national health agenda, tailored to the needs of the Grampian population of half-a-million people spread over 3,000 square miles of city, town, village and rural communities.

How does the Board do this?

The Board does this through its four roles, which are:

  • to be a high-level board of governance, rather than being concerned with day-to-day operational matters
  • to give strategic leadership, through the Grampian Health Plan
  • to have overall responsibility for the performance of the local NHS system.
  • to be responsible for deciding how funds flow, and how resources are allocated to meet its strategic objectives. View the page concerning NHS Grampian financial management.

The Vision and Values of NHS Grampian


NHS Grampian:

Proudly working together to improve our health: "Caring, Listening, Improving"

The purpose of NHS Grampian is to:
  • improve the health of people in the North East of Scotland and beyond
  • provide high quality services for our patients
  • help people choose the best ways to look after their health
We will:
  • treat each individual with dignity and respect
  • behave with integrity, consistency and compassion
  • communicate clearly
  • be open, honest and fair
  • learn and improve
  • lead by example
  • be environmentally responsible
  • celebrate success
  • work in partnership with - our staff, our patients, carers, communities, and public and private sector organisations
  • invest in our people, services and premises encourage innovation, building on the record of success in the North East

caring - listening - improving