One of Scotland’s top nurse consultants has joined the award-winning Balhousie Care Group in the new role of Clinical Care Quality Manager.

Lindsay Dingwall was formerly Clinical/Academic Nurse Consultant for Older People with NHS Tayside and the University of Dundee. She has retired from the role – one of only a handful of similar positions in Scotland – to support Balhousie Care’s managers and staff across its 26 care facilities in Scotland.

A post-graduate of the University of Dundee, Lindsay was drawn to working with older people from the start of her nursing career. She said: “My role is to support our home managers, operations team and all staff to provide the highest quality care possible. Our residents and service users are living longer and spending more time in long-term care, which means Balhousie Care Group has to continue to be ahead of and predicting care needs, and evolving services to address that. The other part of my role is supporting the education and development of all of our staff.”

Jill Kerr, Group Chief Executive Officer at Balhousie Care Group, said: “We’re thrilled to have Lindsay join the team at an exciting time for Balhousie Care. She is an expert in her field and brings with her not only a wealth of knowledge and ideas about elderly care, but a commitment to help take the company forward to prepare for the care needs of the future.”