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Craig is Divisional Clinical Lead in the Quality and Planning Division of the Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate, Scottish Government. He is a clinical and health psychologist. He has doctoral degrees in clinical psychology and psychological medicine and a Masters in Medical Law.  He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and of the British Psychological Society.  Craig Chairs the Scottish Government’s Duty of Candour Implementation Advisory Group and, until recently, also the National Implementation Advisory Group for Palliative and End of Life Care.  Prior to joining the Scottish Government full time in December 2013 he was Assistant Director and Caldicott Guardian in NHS Ayrshire and Arran.  He is Honorary Professor with the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow.  His interests are in improvement focused governance, leadership and strategic coherence within and across organisations.  He completed the IHI Advanced Patient Safety Officer training in 2010 and was a member of cohort 2 of the Strategic Clinical Leadership programme 'Delivering the Future'.


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