Former Chairman of the Digital Health & Care Institute for its phase one delivery, George now takes the place of CEO for phase two of DHI’s development.
Prior to joining DHI, George was CEO of NHS24, which he joined in September 2006 as Medical Director.
George’s role with NHS 24 encompassed supporting the governance, quality and safety of all clinical services; developing new services in partnership with other NHS organisations and leadership and management oversight of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth and Telecare. George was involved in the design, development and delivery of digital tools and services that support the redesign of health and care services to empower service users and carers and strengthen the integration of health and care services.
Prior to his role at NHS24, George was a General Practitioner in Aberdeen for 22 years. He subsequently became Director of Primary Care for NHS Grampian, with responsibility for all community-based independent contractor services.
George has a particular interest in the field of unscheduled care, including the development of common assessment and triage processes across the NHS and the use of technology to support the delivery of high quality patient care to the population of Scotland.
George was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2011 for services to healthcare.