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Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHSScotland

Paul Gray is the Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHSScotland and is responsible for the following Health and Social Care Directorates:

Health and Social Care Management Board

The Health and Social Care Management Board meet fortnightly to discuss relevant and topical health and social care issues. The Board, chaired by Paul Gray, is comprised of:

  • Paul Gray, Director General, Health and Social Care, and Chief Executive of the NHS in Scotland

  • Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work Adviser, Children and Families

  • John Connaghan, NHSScotland Chief Operating Officer, Performance and Delivery

  • Geoff Huggins, Director, Health and Social Care Integration

  • Alan Hunter, NHSScotland Performance Director, Performance and Delivery

  • Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer

  • Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Improvement

  • Christine McLaughlin, Director, Health Finance

  • Olivia McLeod, Director, Children and Families

  • Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer

  • Professor Andrew Morris, Chief Scientist (Health)

  • Shirley Rogers, Director, Health Workforce and Strategic Change

  • Dr Andrew Scott, Director, Population Health

  • Dr Gregor Smith, Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Chief Professional Officers

The Health and Social Care Directorates has six Chief Professional Officers who are leaders in their profession and provide expert knowledge about health and social care.