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Clinical Directorate

What we do

The Clinical Directorate provide trusted leadership, assurance and expertise in clinical and care matters.

We work collaboratively with teams across NSS, the health and care system in Scotland and wider partners, ensuring that NSS services deliver for Scotland’s citizens, patients and clinical community.

Our experienced senior clinicians are drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds – medical, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and healthcare science.

In support of health and care across Scotland, our areas of focus include:

Within NSS, the Clinical Directorate leads on and has overall responsibility for:

Watch this video to find out more about NSS, how we work and what we do.

You can find out more about our work on addressing health inequalities and Cytosponge from our NHS Scotland Event 2022 posters below:

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Launch of Scotland Innovates

Scotland Innovates, an exciting new development in public sector innovation – has just launched.