Caroline Lamb

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

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Caroline was appointed as Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General of Health and Social Care in January 2021.

Caroline joined the Scottish Government in December 2019 to lead the Digital Health and Care Directorate.  In March 2020, she led on ICU surge requirements,  became Portfolio Director for Test and Protect in May 2020 and became Delivery Director for the Extended Seasonal Flu and Covid-19 vaccination programmes in August 2020.

Caroline joined the NHS in 2004, as Director of Finance and Corporate Resources for National Education for Scotland (NES).  Caroline led the Digital Transformation at NES, and was appointed as Chief Executive in 2015.