Clinical and Protecting Health

Clinical and Protecting Health (CPH), led by Nick Phin. CPH’s purpose is to protect the people of Scotland from infectious and environmental hazards; enable high-quality clinical and public health knowledge, research and innovation; and improve clinical and public health practice by using audits at a national and local level.

Nick is responsible for health protection, healthcare public health and research. Nick is a Caldicott Guardian and GMC Responsible Officer.  

Nick is a Glasgow University graduate. He was a Consultant in Public Health and Director of Public Health in England/Wales before joining the Health Protection Agency in 2002.  

Jim is the Strategic Incident Director for COVID-19 and chair of the COVID-19 National Incident Management Team reporting to the CMO. He has worked as a consultant epidemiologist for two decades in the field of Infectious Disease managing public health challenges affecting the Scottish population.

Jim is a Medical doctor and graduate from the University of Glasgow where he was also awarded Masters in Public Health. 

Fiona is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction and policy of C&PH Directorate to ensure it is in line with PHS strategy. Provision of non-clinical leadership and expertise to the Directorate’s service areas including Respiratory, Public Health Microbiology. Direct and control resources of multiple Directorate Service areas.  Rapid response to resource needs for live health protection incidents affecting the population of Scotland. 

She has over 25 years’ experience across health and social care including primary care, Department of Public Health in NHS Forth Valley focussing on communicable diseases and health promotion and most recently in a variety of data and intelligence leadership roles in NHS NSS.

Kerry is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction and policy of C&PH Directorate to ensure it is in line with PHS strategy. She provides leadership and management of the PHS vaccination programme, including the PHS contribution to the development of the Scottish Vaccination and Immunisation Service which PHS will lead from 2023.

Kerry has over 20 years’ experience leading and delivering health improvement programmes at both national and local levels in NHS and local authority. Kerry has a Masters in Public Health.

Last updated: 06 October 2022