For Those in Peril on the Sea

Thursday, 05 March 2020


Medico-Chirurgical Hall

Prof Sir Lewis Ritchie, Prof of General Practice, Aberdeen

Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie worked as a GP and medical researcher.  He is the James Mackenzie Professor of General Practice at the University of Aberdeen and holds honorary professorships at the University of Edinburgh and the University of the Highlands and Islands.  He has a long record of contributing to the NHS in Scotland including Director of Public Health NHS Grampian (2012 – 2014), Principal General Practitioner Health Centre and Community Hospital (1984 – 2012) and chair of a number of national advisory committees to the Scottish Government, including the Independent Review of Primary Care Out-of-Hours Services in Scotland in 2015.  Sir Lewis has received a number of national and international professor awards and was knighted in 2011 for services to the NHS in Scotland.

Sir Lewis will talk about the care needs of communities throughout Scotland and supporting colleagues in often difficult circumstances to give of their best.

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