Stand 59

Scottish Government - Chief Nursing Officer Directorate

The Chief Nursing Officer’s Directorate is part of the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Directorate (SGHSCD).  The SGHSCD  has responsibility for maintaining a high standard of care for the people of Scotland and for providing support to Scotland's health and social care professionals. 

Scotland’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is Professor Fiona McQueen.  The CNO is responsible for the delivery of work associated with 4 key policy areas:

  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Allied Health Professionals and Healthcare Science
  • Regulation
  • Healthcare Associated Infections/Anti-microbial Resistance