Dr Catherine Calderwood

XXXIVth Edinburgh
Anaesthesia Festival
19-21 August 2020

Dr Catherine Calderwood

Catherine Calderwood Catherine Calderwood MA Cantab. MBChB MRCOG FRCPEdin

Catherine is the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, appointed in March 2015.

She is an obstetrician and gynaecologist and continues to have a maternal medicine antenatal clinic at the Royal infirmary of Edinburgh. She became a medical adviser to Scottish Government in 2010.Until her recent appointment as CMO Catherine was also the National Clinical Director for maternity and women’s health for NHS England.

Her research interests include thromboembolic disease in pregnancy and she is an investigator on the AFFIRM study which will study the effect of the introduction of a standardized education and management plan for the care of women presenting with decreased fetal movements in hospitals throughout the UK and Ireland.

Catherine is chair of the UK maternal, newborn and infant Clinical Outcome Review Programme – the new process for confidential enquiries into maternal, newborn and infant deaths and severe morbidity run by MBRRACE-UK.She was the obstetrician on the panel of the Morecambe Bay Inquiry into maternity and neonatal services.