Realistic Medicine - Doing the right thing: Chief Medical Officer annual report 2022 to 2023

Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) third annual report, and the seventh on Realistic Medicine. It reflects on the challenges our system is facing and asks professionals to practise Realistic Medicine, in order to deliver value based health and care and a more sustainable system.

Content Contributions

Rona Tatler & Childhood Immunisations and Inclusion Team, Public Health Capabilities Division, Population Health Directorate, Scottish Government.

Andrea Lenssen, Melanie Weldon & Mark Lawson, Racialised Health Inequalities and Health Equity Team, Health Improvement: Health Equity and Equalities Unit, Population Health Directorate, Scottish Government.

Dr Ruari Sutherland, Supporting Access to Social Security Team Leader, Cross-Cutting Policy Unit, Social Security Policy Division, Scottish Government.

Asif Ishaq, Team Leader: Fair Health Team, Health Improvement Division Health Inequalities Unit, Scottish Government.

Fiona MacDonald & Lucy Sayers, Workforce, Health Inequalities & Patient Engagement Unit, General Practice Policy Division, Primary Care Directorate, Scottish Government.

Suzanne Farrell, NHS Lanarkshire Realistic Medicine Programme.

Laurence Keenan, National Associate Director, Modernising Patient Pathway Programme, Scottish Access Collaborative, National Centre for Sustainable Delivery.

Debbie Provan, Clinical Advisor, Cancer and Rehabilitation Unit, Scottish Government.

Dr Kenneth Barker, Consultant Anaesthetist, Clinical Lead for Sustainability NHS Highland.

Dr Sharon Pfleger, Consultant in Pharmaceutical Public Health, NHS Highland.

Sandra Barber, Health Improvement Senior, Health Improvement Team – North West Locality, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.

Dr Peter Cawston, GP Partner, Garscadden Burn Medical Practice.

Dr Amanda Connelly, GP Partner, The David Elder Medical Practice, Govan Health Centre.

Wellbeing Economy Policy Team, Economic Policy & Capability Division, Directorate for Economic Strategy, Scottish Government.



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