Catherine Calderwood

Chief Medical Officer
Scottish Government

Catherine Calderwood has been the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland since 2015. Catherine qualified from Cambridge and Glasgow Universities and continues to work as an obstetrician at a regular antenatal clinic at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  As a medical adviser to the Scottish Government she was instrumental in the work which has led to a 20% reduction in the number of stillbirths across Scotland, which she continues to support. She has overseen the development of a Major Trauma Network for Scotland. She is Chair of the Taskforce for the Improvement of Services for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault, the Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance in Scotland and the Scottish Global Health Collaborative and is a member of the Advisory Council on Women and Girls. She is responsible for the Health Promoting Health Service initiative which aims to tackle health inequalities and improve health across the population of Scotland and is leading work to improve the health of those working in the public sector specifically NHS and civil service staff. Catherine has published two annual reports on Realistic Medicinewhich puts the person receiving health and care at the centre of decision-making, creating a personalised approach.