Jason Leitch



Jason has worked for the Scottish Government since 2007 and in January 2015 was appointed as the national clinical director in the Health and Social Care Directorate. He is a Scottish Government director and a member of the Health and Social Care Management Board. He is one of the senior team responsible for the NHS in Scotland. He is an honorary professor at the University of Dundee and was the 2011 HFMA UK Clinician of the Year. He is a senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). He was a 2005-06 Quality Improvement fellow at IHI, in Boston, sponsored by the Health Foundation. Jason is also a trustee of the UK wing of the Indian Rural Evangelical Fellowship, which runs orphanages in southeast India. He has a doctorate from the University of Glasgow, an MPH from Harvard and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Jason was appointed to the NHS England review group led by Don Berwick looking into the patient safety elements of the Francis Enquiry. (Appointed to the Board in 2016)

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