Realistic Medicine Evaluability Assessment Report

Realistic Medicine – Evaluability assessment report This report sets outs out the findings from a Realistic Medicine Evaluability Assessment that took place between January and March 2019. Evaluability Assessment  is a systematic and collaborative approach to planning evaluation based on structured engagement around intervention goals, and evaluation priorities and options.  Three workshops were held involving…

Dr Margaret Whoriskey, Head of the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care programme, on how remote monitoring can improve patient care

As a key programme of work for Technology Enabled Care, we are committed to extending and expanding remote health assessments, monitoring and treatments for patients, and making it more convenient to access timely services. This will provide a wide choice of ‘digital first’ health experiences, for those that want it, across a range of digital…


REALISTIC MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2019 – MAKING IT PERSONAL Booking for the Realistic Medicine Conference 2019 is now open! Please follow the link below to book your space. Please note that the programme is subject to change, and full delegate packs will be available on arrival. We hope to see you there!

Realistic Medicine Survey 2018 – Summary Report

In October 2018, a survey was distributed widely across the health and social care sector in Scotland to explore staff views on Realistic Medicine.  This report details the survey process, its findings and its implications for the further development and implementation of Realistic Medicine. Realistic Medicine Survey 2018 – Summary Report

Dr Catherine Calderwood on Good Morning Scotland

Dr Calderwood spoke to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland about Realistic Medicine, growing up in Belfast, and her work as Chief Medical Officer. The programme is available on the BBC website until the 12th of August 2019. Catherine’s slot starts at around 30 minutes in.

Leads Away Day – 12-13 March 2019 – Writeup

Realistic Medicine – Leads Away Day 12-13 March 2019 – write up   DRIVER DIAGRAM POSTS What support/resources are needed? Clearer structure in Boards Performance Management Scale up – bigger – faster Rigour and criticism in implementing “new” projects in a Board Data to be analysed ISD atlas will get big, quickly – do we…

Citizens’ Jury Recommendations

In October and November last year, we held the first ever Citizens’ Jury on a health topic in Scotland. A Citizens’ Jury gathers together a group of people who are representative of the entire population, and allows them to consider evidence from a wide range of experts on a particular question: in this case, the…

Shared Decision Making

What works to support and promote shared decision making: A synthesis of recent evidence Undertaken as part of a three month research internship with the Realistic Medicine policy team, this evidence review draws on recent international academic and policy literature applicable to Scotland to provide a summary of the evidence on how shared decision making…

Publication of Personalising Realistic Medicine

  The Chief Medical Officer published her fourth report, Personalising Realistic Medicine, on the 25th of April 2019.   The report is available on the Scottish Government website. You can also read Catherine’s column all about the report in the Scotsman here.