Office of the Chief Executive NHS Scotland

What we do

Colin Brown is Head of the Office of the Chief Executive NHS Scotland and we are split into two teams: Corporate Business Management and Corporate Communications.

Corporate Business Management Team is responsible for:

  • support and development of NHS Board Non‑Executives and the policy relating to health board membership in liaison with health public appointments team
  • NHS Board governance and accountability policy
  • secretariat for the NHS boards chief executives business meetings with the DG Health and Social Care/Chief Executive NHS Scotland and the NHS boards chairs meetings with the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport
  • secretariat for Health and Social Care Management Board (HSCMB) and Assurance Board (HSCAB) meetings

Corporate Communications Team is responsible for:

  • support to the DG and Chief Executive NHSScotland in his communication with staff and the service
  • liaison and co-ordination of communication activity with NHS Boards
  • chair and secretariat for meetings of NHS Board Directors and Heads of Communications
  • NHS Scotland Annual Event planning and delivery
  • recognition events and award schemes, including the Annual Scottish Health Awards
  • Secretariat for NHS Event Board and Steering Group
  • developing and promoting the use of digital communications in NHS Scotland
  • NHS Scotland brand management


Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers