The SNP councillor for East Neuk and Landward John Docherty, was a nurse for 37 years, before he was elected as SNP councillor in 2012. He has now re-registered as a nurse to be placed where needed within the NHS. As we all know the NHS has been battling with the COVID-19 pandemic for the past 3 months. Before his retirement in 2013 Mr Docherty worked at St Andrews Community Hospital and is trained in both general and mental health nursing. On May 16th the Scottish SNP government announced that 76,000 people had registered to help across services and communities.
In a press release in The Courier May the 16th Councillor Docherty said: “While I am looking forward to being a nurse again, it’s unfortunate the reason why, but we all have to come together and support where we can.”
He would also like to say;
Thank you to everyone who has come forward locally to support local charities, public services and health and social care.
By the start of May NHS Scotland had almost 700 applicants ready for deployment and more than 3,600 people returning to work and going through pre-employment checks.
Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said the Scotland Cares campaign which recruited them had been “massively successful”.