Chief Operating Officer, NHS Scotland Directorate

What we do

We seek to achieve the best health and care outcomes for people by supporting NHSScotland in delivering key performance targets.

We are responsible for:

  • providing policy advice to ministers
  • unscheduled and elective care
  • monitoring NHS performance against key targets
  • sponsoring territorial health boards and the Golden Jubilee National Hospital
  • NHS resilience and emergency planning
  • pandemic flu planning
  • NHS efficiency and productivity support
  • winter planning

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers


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