Chief Medical Officer Annual Report 2023
11:15 – 12:30
Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer Annual Report 2023
The healthcare system in Scotland is facing significant challenges. Health inequalities are widening. Demand for services is increasing. COVID-19 and cost of living crisis have led to additional pressures.
Practising Realistic Medicine is becoming ever more important, presenting the opportunity to delivering more sustainable, value based health and care.
In this session, Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) will take to the stage to launch this year’s Chief Medical Officer - Annual Report.
The focus of this year’s report will be on the value and sustainability of health and care services, the fundamental causes of health inequalities and the current disparity in healthy life expectancy in Scotland and the links between the climate emergency and health, as well as how to deliver more environmentally sustainable care.
In this session, delegates will have the opportunity to be the first to hear from the CMO and participate in a panel Q&A with leading experts to explore key themes and messages of the report.
Dr Patrick Farrell
Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellow, NHS Education for Scotland
Professor Sir Gregor Smith
Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Scottish Government
Dr Catherine Labinjoh
Realistic Medicine National Clinical Adviser, Scottish Government
Dr Elaine Mulcahy
Director of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, UK Health Alliance on Climate Change (UKHACC)
Dr Carey Lunan
GP Chair of the Scottish Deep End Project, Scottish Deep End Project
Scottish Social Prescribing Network Lead, Edinburgh Community Link Worker Programme