Carrie Thomson

Carrie is the Portfolio Lead for Digital Lifelines Scotland, a programme supported by the Digital Health and Care Directorate within the Scottish Government and managed by DHI.

Carrie also leads the Chief Scientist Office Reducing Drug Deaths Innovation programme, and both programmes are focused on reducing the risk of death and harm for people who use drugs through digital solutions.

This joint portfolio links to Carrie’s academic and NHS background in addiction services and draws on her experience from over 10 years at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the Office for Digital Health.

An advocate for health and care innovation, she is interested in the role of digital solutions to improve the health outcomes for people who use drugs, and to better meet people’s needs across health and care.

Carrie Thomson
Portfolio Lead - Digital Lifelines Scotland
  • Organisation
    Scottish Government