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Chief Medical Officer Directorate

What we do

We seek to achieve the best health and care outcomes for people by work with ministers and stakeholders to protect and improve public health, and to oversee the effectiveness of healthcare services in Scotland.

We are responsible for:

  • providing policy advice to Scottish Ministers on healthcare and public health
  • leading medical and public health professionals to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of people in Scotland
  • providing clinical advice on professional standards and guidelines
  • investing in research, particularly related to the NHS
  • encouraging young people to take up jobs in the medical and public health sector

Who we are

Cabinet Secretary and Ministers