NHS Tayside

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NHS Tayside
Bòrd SSN Taobh Tatha
Created 2006 (2006)
Headquarters Dundee
Region served


Type NHS board
Hospitals List
Number of employees ~14,000
Website www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Tayside (Scottish Gaelic: Bòrd SSN Taobh Tatha) is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. It provides healthcare services in Angus, the City of Dundee and Perth and Kinross. NHS Tayside is headquartered at King's Cross Hospital, a former fever hospital located in Clepington Road, Dundee.[2][3] It currently has one of the largest hospitals in the world and also one of the largest teaching hospitals in the world (Ninewells Hospital, Dundee).

It has three Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs): Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross.


NHS Tayside was originally formed as Tayside Health Board in April 1974.[4] It replaced the Eastern Regional Hospital Board, that had been created in July 1948, as having the responsibility for managing hospital provision in Dundee, Angus and Perth and Kinross.[5][6]

It was organised into three Community Health Partnerships (CHPs): Angus, Dundee and Perth, which were replaced by health and social Care Partnerships that became fully operational in April 2016.[7]

As of 2017 it is responsible for the governance of 3 major hospitals, several community hospitals and over 60 GP surgeries and other health centres[4]. These employ over 30,000 staff.

Mr Sam Eljamel case[edit]

The former head of neurosurgery at NHS Tayside, Mr Sam Eljamel, was put under investigation in June 2013, but allowed to continue to operate. The Royal College of Surgeons reported on his case in December 2013, and shortly after that he was suspended. He retired from NHS Tayside in May 2014 and removed himself from the medical register. Some of his former patients are trying to take legal action against NHS Tayside.[8]

Change of administrators[edit]

In April 2018 a new chairman and chief executive were appointed to run NHS Lothian as a "special measure" by the Scottish Government, after Health Secretary Shona Robison said there were concerns about whether NHS Tayside could manage it own finances. [9]


The archives of NHS Tayside and its predecessors are held by Archive Services, University of Dundee. The archives include many records relating to many of the former and current hospitals located in the Tayside area.[10][11] They also include records of defunct hospitals including Dundee Royal Infirmary, Maryfield Hospital and Murthly Hospital.[12]



City of Dundee[edit]

Perth and Kinross[edit]

Within Perth[edit]

Outwith Perth[edit]


  1. ^ "Mid-Year Population Estimates Scotland Mid-2016" (PDF). National Records of Scotland. 4 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "King's Cross Hospital". Unlocking the Medicine Chest. ARMMS, University of Dundee. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Archive Services Online Catalogue THB 22 King's Cross Hospital". University of Dundee. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  4. ^ a b "About Us". NHS Tayside. HHS Tayside. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "THB 18 Eastern Regional Hospital Board". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "THB 19 Tayside Health Board". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "What you need to know about Health and Social Care Partnership". www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk. NHS Tayside. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  8. ^ The top surgeon who harmed patients for years, BBC News, 3 September 2018
  9. ^ Crisis-hit NHS Tayside chiefs replaced, BBC News, 6 April 2018
  10. ^ "University of Dundee Archives Services Online Catalogue". University of Dundee. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "University of Dundee Archives Services the Collections". University of Dundee. Retrieved 9 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Collection Summaries". Unlocking the Medicine Chest. University of Dundee. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 

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