Welcome and Keynote Session 1: Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care Keynote Address

Welcome and Keynote 1

Caroline Lamb, Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General Health and Social Care will welcome delegates to this year’s NHS Scotland Event, setting out the programme for the days ahead.
She will also take the opportunity to reflect on the contribution of our people over the last year and will look to the future.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Humza Yousaf, will reflect on the achievements of the past year and will set out his priorities for the future. The session will also feature an engaging discussion with National Clinical Director, Jason Leitch

Caroline Lamb

Chief Executive for NHS Scotland and Director General of Health and Social Care for the Scottish Government

Caroline Lamb trained as a Chartered Accountant in London. After qualifying, Caroline came to Scotland where she worked first in housing and then in education.

Pennie Taylor

Chair, NHS Scotland Event 2021

Pennie Taylor is an award-winning freelance journalist and broadcaster who specialises in health and care issues.

Jason Leitch CBE

National Clinical Director, Scottish Government

Jason has worked for the Scottish Government since 2007 and in January 2015 was appointed as The National Clinical Director in the Health and Social Care Directorate. He is one of the senior team responsible for the NHS in Scotland.

Cabinet Secretary

Humza Yousaf MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, Scottish Government

Humza Yousaf was born in Glasgow on April 7, 1985. He was educated at Hutchesons' Grammar School and the University of Glasgow, graduating with a degree in Politics.