Strong Clinical Leadership

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The Chief Medical Officer’s third annual report, Practising Realistic Medicine, was published on Friday, 20th April 2018

It was introduced as follows: “Realistic Medicine has always had people at its heart. This latest report, Practising Realistic Medicine, aims to move the conversation on from a set of guiding principles to a discussion about how Realistic Medicine can be practically applied.”

The following is discussed within the report:

As an NHS doctor working in Scotland, this approach has my fullest support. However, I remain concerned that informed, shared decision making cannot be realised if experts, academics and doctors are able to hide potential competing financial interests. This is why I petitioned the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a Sunshine Act.

On the day of publication of Practising Realistic Medicine, the Chief Executive of NHS Scotland supported the statement that “strong clinical leadership is required”

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