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Dr Catherine Calderwood

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Catherine Calderwood

Dr Catherine Calderwood


Formerly the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Catherine started her new role in February 2021.

The national Centre for Sustainable Delivery (CfSD) will support Redesign for Recovery and optimize implementation of programmes, tools and new ways of working proven to add value and will publish evidence of effect. Linked to NHS priorities it will shape new programmes of work and create a pipeline of innovation.

Working closely with its partners- HIS, NES, NSS, PHS and the University of Strathclyde to ensure whole healthcare system working. This system redesign and transformation has been shown to improve patient outcomes and values the importance of staff wellbeing.

As a medical adviser to the Scottish Government she was instrumental in the work which led to a 23% reduction in the number of stillbirths across Scotland. She has overseen the development of a Major Trauma Network for Scotland. She was Chair of the Taskforce for the Improvement of Services for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault, the Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance in Scotland and the Scottish Global Health Collaborative and is a member of the FM Advisory Council on Women and Girls. Catherine published 4 annual reports on Realistic Medicine whilst CMO from 2015-2020 and is delighted to put into practise the principles of RM in her new role. In time there are plans to further increase collaboration with partners in social and community care and the 3rd sector and strengthen links across Scotland.