Dr Gregor Smith is proud to be a GP and was appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Scotland in October 2015. Prior to this he combined roles as a Senior Medical Officer in the Scottish Government and medical director for Primary Care in NHS Lanarkshire. He spent most of his clinical career as a GP in Larkhall, Lanarkshire, is a Fellow of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and former Chair of the West of Scotland Faculty of RCGP and is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow.
He is passionate about continuous quality improvement and innovation in healthcare, with a particular interest in person-centred care, shared decision making and working in teams. He is a resolute advocate of the principles that define our NHS, of universal healthcare, and of widening access to medical careers to those from all backgrounds. Extending further his enthusiasm for the Model for Improvement, he is yet to achieve anything close to reliability with his guitar technique but is starting to move the dots with road cycling and triathlon.