Care and wellbeing: Preventative and Proactive Care Programme


The group will provide direction and oversight for the delivery of the Preventative and Proactive Care Programme objectives. It is accountable to the Care and Wellbeing Portfolio Board. The Preventative and Proactive Care Programme is working to improve healthy life expectancy and reduce health inequalities in Scotland.

There are five workstreams under the Preventative and Proactive Programme:

  1. the GIRFE (Getting It Right for Everyone) workstream aims to create new approaches and ways of working across health and social care that move us from transactional single issue care delivery to a holistic, person centred, preventative and practice model that aims to Get It Right For Everyone.
  2. the Primary Care workstream seeks to support enhanced preventative and proactive approaches across Primary Care to improve services and support for all, including people who have unmet needs and are at higher risk of health inequalities.
  3. the Waiting Well workstream aims to develop a Waiting Well framework (the aspirations, route map and theory of change across the three horizons) and associated action plan that can improve health and wellbeing outcomes for people waiting for health and social care interventions.
  4. the CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) workstream will develop and coordinate delivery of a programme of work to improve the identification and management of clinical risk factors for CVD in Scotland
  5. the digital workstream focuses on maximising Digital Prevention and Proactive Care – via new initiatives, connection dispersed initiatives and supporting scale and standardisation of use of effective digital approaches

Related groups



  • Donna Bell, Director, Social Care and National Care Service Development Directorate, Scottish Government
  • Tim McDonnell, Director, Primary Care Directorate, Scottish Government

Scottish Government

  • Anne Armstrong, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Nursing Officer Directorate
  • Gregor Boyd, Senior Statistician in Health and Social Care Analysis
  • Alison Byrne, Deputy Director, Drugs Policy
  • Iona Colvin, Chief Social Worker Adviser, Social Work
  • Karen Duffy, Deputy Director, Social Care and Primary Care Directorates
  • Graham Ellis, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Chief Medical Officer Directorate
  • Stephen Gallagher, Director of Mental Health
  • Catherine Labinjoh, National Clinical Advisor for Realistic Medicine
  • Anne Leitch, Programme Lead, Value Based Health and Care
  • Cat Macaulay, Chief Design Officer, Healthcare Quality and Improvement
  • Joanna MacDonald, Deputy Chief Social Work Adviser, Social Work
  • Siobhan Mackay, Deputy Director of Primary Care Strategy and Capability
  • Lynn MacMillan, Head of Health Inequalities Unit, Health Improvement Division
  • Professor Carolyn McDonald, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, Chief Nursing Officer Directorate
  • Anita Morrison, Head of Health and Social Care Analysis
  • Paula Spiers, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Healthcare Performance and Delivery
  • Malcolm Summers, Head of Strategic Reform Unit, Population Health Directorate
  • Mark Taylor, Team Leader, Directorate Communications and Ministerial Support
  • Craig Tomlinson, Engagement lead for person-centred care, Healthcare Quality and Improvement
  • Andrew Watson, Director, Directorate for Children and Families
  • Margaret Whoriskey, Deputy Director, Digital Health and Care


  • Manira Ahmad, Chief Officer, Public Health Scotland
  • Jennifer Champion, Deputy Director of Public Health, NHS Forth Valley and Directors of Public Health representative
  • Ann Gow, Deputy Chief Executive, Health Improvement Scotland
  • Professor Karen Reid, Chief Executive, NHS Education for Scotland
  • Rishma Maini, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Public Health Scotland
  • Kim Walker, Programme Director Care and Wellbeing Portfolio, NHS NSS

Local government

  • Eddie Follan, Chief Officer Health and Social Care, CoSLA
  • Eddie Fraser, Council Chief Executive East Ayrshire Council and SOLACE representative
  • Julie Murray, Chief Officer East Renfrewshire Council

Community and voluntary sector

  • Laura Kerr, Adult Policy and Practice Lead, Social Work Scotland
  • Sara Redmond, Chief Executive, Alliance Scotland



NSS PPC Programme:

Back to top