Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Senior Strategic Advisor Scottish Government
David is Senior Strategic Advisor with the Health Workforce Directorate of Scottish Government, working on the Workforce Strategy for HSC in Scotland, as well as a number of planning and service-related issues such as the redesign of Unscheduled Care and the approach to Drugs Deaths in Scotland.
He has recently completed a role as Interim Deputy Chief Medical Officer supporting the response to the Coronavirus Pandemic, focussing on NHS Recovery, Winter Planning, Clinical Prioritisation, Ethnicity and Inequalities, and Realistic Medicine, and had previously been Head of Leadership, Culture and Wellbeing for the Health and Social Care Workforce, and National Clinical Advisor to the Chief Medical Officer, advising on secondary care services including establishing the Scottish Trauma Network in 2017.
He maintains a strong interest in clinical and system leadership within NHS Scotland and the wider public sector, is a Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, and is a trustee of the Medic 1 Trust and Save a Life for Scotland charities.
This portfolio affords him some time away from being out-negotiated by his 3 children.