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Director-General Health and Social Care/Chief Executive of the NHS

Current role holder: Paul Gray

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Paul Gray was appointed Director-General for Health and Social Care and Chief Executive of NHSScotland in December 2013.

Responsibilities

The Director General for Health and Social Care/Chief Executive of NHS is responsible for maintaining a high standard of care for the people of Scotland and for providing support to Scotland's health and social care professionals.

The Director-General Health and Social Care/Chief Executive of the NHS is a member of the Scottish Government's Strategic Board.

Biography

Paul has held a number of previous roles in roles include:

  • Director General Rural Affairs, Environment and Services
  • Director General Governance and Communities
  • Director of Change and Corporate Services,
  • Director of Primary and Community Care and Director of eHealth (simultaneously)
  • Director for Social Justice,
  • Director of Information and Communications Technology.

His career has covered such diverse areas as Criminal Injuries Compensation, fisheries quota management and licensing, and work with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education.