Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport

Maree Todd  MSP



Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport
Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

Maree Todd was appointed Minister for Public Health, Women's Health and Sport in May 2021.


Supports the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care.

Specific responsibilities are:

  • public health and healthy working lives
  • women's health
  • sport and physical activity
  • fan bank
  • COVID-19 testing programme
  • palliative care
  • mesh
  • abortion
  • child and maternal health
  • sexual health
  • Allied Healthcare services
  • medical records
  • population health
  • healthy weight
  • sensory impairment
  • Food Standards Scotland
  • dentistry
  • community pharmacy
  • community optometry
  • community audiology
  • Pharmacy First


Maree Todd grew up in the West Highlands, attending Ullapool High School and then studying pharmacy and prescribing at Robert Gordon's and Strathclyde, as well as taking an ante-natal teaching diploma at the University of Bedfordshire.

A pharmacist by profession, Todd worked in NHS Highland for 20 years, mainly as a mental health pharmacist in a psychiatric hospital. She also contributed to SIGN guidance on perinatal mental health.

She was previously the Minister for Children and Young People.

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