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RECOVER, RESTORE, RENEW:Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Annual Report 2020 – 2021

A wide-ranging and powerful report including some reflections on the us of Near Me video consultations in Scotland .  Well worth a read.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for change. We should not only be dealing with the
consequences of the pandemic; we also need to broaden our focus to confront other urgent issues, such as the climate crisis. As we remobilise services, we need to consider how we can build towards a greener society and a more sustainable healthcare system. This year’s annual report reflects on the above themes and encourages us to build on this momentum for change, as we “Recover, Restore, Renew” our health and care services.

“The speed at which Near Me has been adopted brings me great hope for the future. It is a fantastic example of Realistic Medicine in practice, demonstrating that improvement and innovation can support delivery of more personalised care.”

Dr Gregor Smith
Chief Medical Officer for Scotland

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