Susan Laidlaw

Realistic Medicine Clinical Lead / Consultant in Public Health

Dr Susan Laidlaw has been a Consultant in Public Health Medicine at NHS Shetland since 2007. She graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 1991, and trained in psychiatry for five years before moving into public health. She trained initially in the north east of England, then moved to Shetland in 2002 to complete her training. As the only CPHM at NHS Shetland, her post covers the whole range of public health practice.

Within the realistic medicine agenda, Susan has a particular interest in the concepts of population health (meeting the needs of the whole population) along with prevention and shared decision making. She is keen to look at people having access to accurate information, which they can make sense of, along with support in order to make decisions which suit their unique circumstances.


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