People, Appointments and Governance

What we do

We support the Chief People Officer and the Chief Executive of the NHS in Scotland and Director General for Health and Social Care to carry out their functions, with our people at the core of all we do.

We do this by:

  • supporting chair and non-executive appointments to NHS Boards, with particular focus on improving diversity, as well as supporting the Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and the Chief People Officer in the recruitment and induction of board level executive directors within the NHS
  • providing policy advice on Health Board members and health public appointments, with a focus on improving diversity
  • providing policy advice on NHS Board Governance and Accountability
  • providing policy advice on Health Board reform and underpinning legislation
  • providing secretariat support for NHS board chairs and chief executive business meetings
  • providing corporate governance advice for the health and social care directorates
  • providing secretariat support for the Health and Social Care Management Board (HSCMB) and Assurance Board (HSCAB) meetings
  • providing secretariat support for, and being active members of, the HSC People and Capability Group (PCG)
  • supporting Health and Social Care Management Board Development and development of DD Plus Network
  • providing high level engagement with military and veterans groups on employment opportunities
  • co-ordinating the LINK (Learn, Improve, Network and Know) programme for DG Health and Social Care
  • being the DG Health and Social Care Honours Champions and the link between Protocol and Honours Team and the Scottish health and care system

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers




Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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