Joy has more than 28 years' experience in clinical and Public Health work within the NHS in Scotland. She began her career in Public Health following completion of training in general practice and has worked as a consultant in Public Health since 2009. She will join NHS Fife in June from NHS Ayrshire and Arran, where she is currently Interim Director of Public Health (Joint).
The role of Director of Public Health at NHS Fife is currently held by Dona Milne who will be leaving at the end of May to take up the position of Director of Public Health and Health Policy with NHS Lothian.
Carol Potter, NHS Fife Chief Executive:
“I am delighted to have Joy join and lead our fantastic NHS Fife Public Health team and I look forward to working with her in her new role.
“She brings with her a wealth of experience gained from working in senior Public Health roles and with her background in clinical practice. This acquired knowledge will be invaluable to NHS Fife as we continue to manage our response to the global public health pandemic in the immediate and longer term, while continuing to address a range of Public Health themes including tackling health inequalities in Fife.”
Dr Joy Tomlinson added:
“I am absolutely delighted to be joining NHS Fife and have the opportunity to lead the public health agenda for the Kingdom.
“I look forward to working closely with my new public health colleagues and in collaboration with our partners in the public and third sectors to address a range of contributing factors which impact on the health of individuals and the communities in which they live.
“By working together, we will continue to see further improvements in the health and wellbeing of our local population and reduce inequality in communities across Fife.”