NHS Ayrshire and Arran is one of Scotland's 14 regional health boards. 

Situated in South-west of Scotland on the Firth of Clyde, Ayrshire is a unique and exceptional place to live providing a wonderful quality of life with the best of all options – picturesque and interesting large (Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock) and small towns, beautiful villages and hamlets, expansive countryside, island life, rolling green hills, 80 miles of varied coastline with stunning beaches and sandy shores, history, heritage with city life within a short and easy journey when you need it, using excellent network of road, rail and bus transport links throughout Scotland.


The Board supports over 400,000 people in the local area and has nearly 9,000 staff. 

The region has four main hospitals, two university hospitals at Ayr and Crosshouse, one at Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine and Biggart Hospital in Prestwick. 

A further four community hospitals provide the highest standards of patient care to the region's population.   

NHS Aryshire and Arran also have 290 GPs operating from 77 sites and more than 160 dental practitioners.    

Purpose, Vision and Values

NHS Ayrshire and Arran is a people-focused organisation, passionately supporting its team to deliver the best possible service for the residents of the local area. 

They pride themselves on the culture they've developed, which encourages lifelong learning and continuous improvement to ensure their team strive for the highest standard of care.  


Meeting the health and social care needs of our population by transforming what we do   


Their key values are:

  • Caring
  • Safe
  • Respectful

NHS Ayrshire and Arran's purpose statement is:

"Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran."

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NHS Ayrshire and Arran Strategy

NHS Ayrshire & Arran are passionate about delivering excellent, sustainable health and care services that enable their citizens to live the healthiest lives possible at home for longer.  

Their commitment as a health and care system is expressed in their 10-year vision and strategy, Caring for Ayrshire, and to do so they are committed to:

  • Finding ways to invest all the resources at our disposal – people, money, time, energy, buildings and so on – in ways that create the most from what we have, and enable our vision for our staff and citizens to become a reality.  Balancing the four pillars of service, people, quality and finance is mission-critical to our success;
  • Developing a strong 21st-century leadership culture, in which our leaders are confident to flex between leading the innovation needed to reform our services, and delivering assurance and operational grip; and
  • Creating a psychologically safe work environment that enables our teams to develop and flourish, build strong relationships grounded in our values of ‘caring, safe and respectful, and makes the most of their assets, skills and experience to do their best work.

Chief Executive Job Pack

For more on their strategic vision and commitment to the people of Ayrshire and Arran download the Chief Executive Candidate Information Pack below.