Dr Helen Mackie

Realistic Medicine - National Clinical Advisor

Helen is the National Clinical Advisor for Realistic Medicine working within the Scottish Government’s Chief Medical Officer Directorate. She has been in this post since November 2017 as part of the Realistic Medicine policy team. The aim of the team is to deliver on the CMO’s vision: “By 2025 everyone who provides healthcare in Scotland with demonstrate their professionalism through the approaches, behaviours and attitudes of Realistic Medicine.”

Prior to this post Helen was the Chief of Medical Services at University Hospital Hairmyres, East Kilbride. In this role she led on Patient Safety, Clinical Governance, improvements in unscheduled care, medical training, hospital huddles and staff wellbeing. Her clinical background is as a Gastroenterologist with interests in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and nutrition.