Caroline Lamb

Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General for Health and Social Car. Caroline trained as a Chartered Accountant in London. After qualifying she came to Scotland and worked first in housing and then in education. Caroline joined the NHS in 2004, as Director of Finance and Corporate Resources for NHS Education for Scotland, and was appointed as Chief Executive of NHS Education for Scotland in 2015. Caroline moved into Scottish Government in December 2019 to lead the Digital Health and Care Directorate. Advancing the use of digital technologies to support our health and care services, remains one of her key priorities. As we moved into March 2020, and the reality of living with the Covid-19 pandemic, Caroline was asked to take on other roles; first of all leading on the ICU surge requirements; from May acting as Portfolio Director for Test and Protect; and then, from August, becoming Delivery Director for the Extended Seasonal Flu and Covid-19 vaccination programmes. Caroline was appointed Chief Executive NHS Scotland, and Director-General Health & Social Care in January 2021.

Paula Broadbent

Retirement Solutions Director, ENGIE UK. With over 30 years’ experience in services for older people, the retirement market and public private partnerships, Paula has an in-depth insight and experience in delivering what people need and aspire to in later life. Founder of LIFEstyle by ENGIE, Paula leads the strategic direction of the LIFEstyle business, creating solutions in infrastructure and services which support the wellbeing of older people and intergenerational communities. Paula is known for her thought leadership and continually challenges the status quo striving for better choice and control for older people, developing new models of housing and services.

Tim Straughan

Director of NHS @home. Tim is the Director of NHS @home, working within the Primary Care, Community Services and Strategy Directorate and leading the national implementation of COVID Oximetry @home and Virtual COVID Wards in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim is also working on a range of other NHS @home pathways to provide connected, supported, personalised care to people in their own homes (including care homes) Tim joined NHS England in November 2016 and was formerly Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Information Centre (now NHS Digital).  Tim is also qualified dentist and chartered accountant and has also held several other national and local senior leadership roles within health and social care. In his spare time Tim likes to run ultras and cycle up hills in and around Yorkshire. You can follow Tim on Twitter @timstraughan

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