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Ms Carole Wilkinson

Non-Executive Board Member of NHS Education for Scotland

Carole Wilkinson was the Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Services (SSSC) from 2001-2009. She was responsible for establishing the organisation and overseeing the implementation of the regulation and registration of social services workers. The SSSC was also responsible for  regulating education and training for the care sector and  establishing the qualifications required by the workforce. Before moving to the SSSC Carole held the post of Director of Housing and Social Work  for Falkirk Council.

During her career she has held a number of senior management posts in England and spent a period in higher education teaching social workers and social care staff. She has served on a number of Scottish Government working groups advising on workforce development matters and on future  workforce needs. This has included looking at how health and social care staff could be supported to work and learn together.

Her current interests include ensuring the workforce are supported and developed to deliver integrated services and that individuals and families are at the centre of service delivery.