John Taylor retires

David (l) and Emer (r) of Waverley Care with John Taylor of NHS Fife.

This week, we met up with long-term Waverley Care supporter, John Taylor, to mark his retirement from NHS Fife.

For over two decades, John has held a number of key roles driving the health board’s response to HIV and Hepatitis C – most recently as manager of the Managed Clinical Network, coordinating action from the NHS, social work and organisations like Waverley Care.

Our working relationship with John stretches back to 1993 when we were still a relatively new organisation. In those early years, when HIV stigma was at its height, he was instrumental in building strong relationships between health boards and the voluntary sector to improve support for people living with HIV.

In the years since, he has been a constant source of expertise and encouragement which have contributed to our development, including the services we now offer in Fife.

John officially retires from his role this week but we hope he will continue to follow our work and stay in touch. We are looking forward to working with his successor, Mark Stevenson, to continue to improve HIV and Hepatitis C support in Fife.

We are incredibly grateful to John for all of his support over the years and everyone at Waverley Care would like to wish him a happy retirement.