Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

Alastair Scotland

Former Director and Medical Director

The individual and the system in patient safety

Professor Alastair Scotland was until his retirement from NHS practice in August 2011, Director and Medical Director of the National Clinical Assessment Service, having been Chief Executive and Medical Director of its predecessor body, the National Clinical Assessment Authority, from its creation in April 2001. Following training in surgery, he entered public health and medical management, working at local, regional and national level. His particular focus has been on hospital and community services, and on medical education, training, staffing and professional performance. He has been involved with a number of the key national initiatives in these fields and has lectured and published widely.