Tomoyo Fujiwara

Realistic Medicine Clinical Lead/Dietitian

I have been working as a dietitian at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital since 2009. My area of interest is preoperative optimisation including diabetes, weight management and nutritional support.

During the pandemic, patients have become more “high risk” for surgery, perhaps due in part to the effects of isolation on people’s lifestyles.  Healthcare professionals need more engagement with patients to provide patient-centred care which enhances self-management. This highlights the value of Realistic Medicine – “shared decision making” to find the way that works for them. Therefore, in my role as a Realistic Medicine lead, I would like to support our hospital staff to promote this approach to patient care.

In my spare time, I enjoy running and have completed 34 marathons so far. I also enjoy hill walking in the Scottish Highlands.