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Malcolm Wright OBE

Chief Executive

NHS Education for Scotland

Appointed Chief Executive of NHS Education for Scotland in April 2004, Malcolm has spent his career in the National Health Service, mainly in Scotland, but also at the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street, London. Malcolm has been Chief Executive of two NHS Trusts, both Edinburgh Sick Children’s and Dumfries and Galloway Acute Trust, as well as being Chief Executive of Dumfries and Galloway Health Board.   He led the Ministerial Support Team to the Western Isles Health Board in 2006. 

He was appointed as Chair of the Ministerial Children and Young Peoples Support Group, a role that he has undertaken since 2000 and in 2008 chaired the National Review of Specialist Children’s Services in Scotland.  He contributed as a member of the Strategy Group which produced the Early Years Framework and was a member of the UK Review of Midwifery 2020.  He was Chair of the Institute of Healthcare Management from 2010 to 2013 and is a trustee of the Royal Society for Public Health.  He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Paisley, an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.   Malcolm was awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours List in 2008. 

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