Chief Officer - Moray
Pam Dudek’s career which now spans 33 yrs, started as a nurse cadet at Kingseat Hospital in Aberdeenshire. On completion of her Mental Health Nurse Training in 1987 at Dundee School of Nursing she went on to work in a variety of roles in hospitals and in the community within the UK specialising in area of Mental Health and Substance Misuse. Throughout her career she has tended to work within a multi-disciplinary/multi-agency arena and first moved into a senior management role in 2003 working as a Head of Service within NHS Tayside. In 2009 seeking to broaden her horizons and experience she joined NHS Grampian as the Long Term Conditions Programme Manager, subsequently moving into the role of Deputy General Manager, then Head of Healthcare in Aberdeenshire Community Health Partnership. In October 2014 she was appointed to her current post of Chief Officer of the Health and Social Care Partnership in Moray.
For many years Pam was the national practitioner supporting the Scottish Training on Drugs and Alcohol (STRADA) tasked with the development and delivery of a training package for Motivational Interviewing Training across the country. Pam was trained within an international network as a Motivational Interviewing National Trainer in 2000.
As a result of her achievements and involvement nationally in the area of Drugs and Alcohol she was invited to be a member of the expert group at the Scottish Government contributing to the development of Essential Care, part of the national drug strategy Road to Recovery, as well as the subsequent publication Essential Services, relating to Alcohol policy.
Academically she has achieved a post graduate BSc in Nursing, Abertay University and an MSc in Leadership and Organisational Development at Dundee University.