Trustees and Publications

Money gifted to our charity, called the difference, does just what that name suggests, it makes “the difference”, it enhances the services and support given to patients and to staff, it adds real value to the work of NHS Borders. As trustees of ‘the difference’, we applaud those who contribute to these endowment funds.
— Karen Hamilton, Chair of the Trustees


Our Charity Trustees govern the charity and ensure that we meet charitable purpose, they also ensure that grants are given wisely and equitably.  Like many charities, we are audited each year, and the trustees over see that too.

Mrs F Sandford, Non Executive Director
Mr R Roberts, Chief Executive
Mr M Dickson, Non Executive Director
Mrs C Gillie, Director of Finance
Mrs K Hamilton, Chair
Dr Dr C Sharp, Medical Director
Dr S Mather, Non Executive Director
Mr J McLaren, Employee Director & Non Executive Director
Cllr D Parker,  Local Authority Representative
Dr T Patterson,  Joint Director of Public Health
Mrs Nicola Berry, Director of Nursing, Midwifery & Acute Services
Mr T Taylor, Non Executive Director
Mrs A Wilson, Non Executive Director


Like most charities we incur costs in the process of what we do.  These costs are kept to a minimum but they are necessary to ensure we have the appropriate infrastructure and governance in place to operate in accordance with OSCR guidance and charitable law.  Details of our charity expenditure (as well as our income) is included in our annual accounts.


The annual accounts includes the Report of the Trustees which outlines our charity's activities and governance, an Independent Auditors' Report and provides a financial overview.

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highlight report

Our highlight report has information on how money is raised and spent to enhance patient care in the Borders.


Our fundraising guarantee

The Fundraising Guarantee is a positive statement about our values, culture and practices, you can view it here.