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Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Annual Report 2015/16 Realising Realistic Medicine

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Annual Report 2015/16 Realising Realistic Medicine

Monday, February 27, 2017

ISBN: 9781786526731

The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland's Annual Report 2015/16: Realising Realistic Medicine

Executive Summary

This report, ‘Realising Realistic Medicine’, sets

out the multi-professional, national and international support we have to adopt Realistic Medicine in Scotland and outlines our plans, in collaboration with the Scottish Health Council and the ALLIANCE for engagement with the public during 2017.It includes practical examples and shared learning from around Scotland showcasing the exciting work underway. Realistic Medicine puts the person receiving health and care at the centre of decision-making and encourages a personalised approach to their care. Its aims of reducing harm and waste, tackling unwarranted

variation in care, managing clinical risk, and innovating to improve, are essential to a well-functioning and sustainable NHS.

The Annual Report also contains the traditional

snapshot of the ‘Health of the Nation’. These key headlines should stimulate those who do not

generally access this material so they too can share the broad intelligence about Scotland’s health.