Judith Proctor

Chief Officer
Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

Biography

Before taking up the position of chief officer for the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) in 2018, Judith was the chief officer for the Integration Joint Board (IJB) Health and HSCP for Aberdeen City from 2014 – and steered the IJB in its transition from shadow board to a public body under (then) new Scottish legislation.

Judith has worked in the community health and social care field for nearly 30 years, having started her post university career as a nurse in Edinburgh. She qualified as a midwife in Inverness and worked as a district nurse and midwife in the North West Highlands and in Shetland, where her interest in population health and wellbeing developed.

Judith moved to Dumfries and Galloway as one of the original cohort of public health practitioners and undertook her MPH degree from Glasgow University while in that role. She was seconded to the Scottish Executive in 2003 and worked on the implementation of community planning across Scotland. On her return to Dumfries and Galloway she moved into the role of joint commissioning manager and worked across both the NHS board and council. She was then promoted to the role of director of strategic planning and head of joint commissioning for NHS D&G and D&G Council, a role she undertook for five years.

She has been in her current post in Edinburgh since 2018 and has in that time supported the IJB to undertake a governance review with the Good Governance Institute and launch its far-reaching and ambitious transformation programme.

Judith is a fellow of the Health Foundation, having undertaken the Generation Q programme and is also now a member of the Salzburg Global Seminar and of the Sciana Health Leaders Network. She is currently the vice-chair of Health and Social Care Scotland, the umbrella group for health and social care chief officers, IJB chairs and vice-chairs and other groups associated with integration authorities.

Twitter: @JudithproctorCO