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Professor Bruce Guthrie - DECIDE conference opening speaker

Professor Bruce Guthrie will be giving the opening address at the DECIDE conference: "How relevant are evidence-based guidelines to primary care and people with multimorbidity".

Professor Guthrie is Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Dundee Medical School where he leads the Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group, which conducts applied research to translate basic and clinical research into effective and reliable clinical practice (http://medicine.dundee.ac.uk/medical-research-institute/divisions/division-population-health-sciences/research-theme/quality-and). He was previously an MRC Health Services Research Training Fellow in Edinburgh, an NIHR/CSO Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dundee, and a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the University of California, San Francisco.

His research interests focus on the definition, measurement and improvement of quality and safety, and his current work is focused on high-risk prescribing and multimorbidity, including collaborative work with NICE and SIGN on how guidelines could better account for multimorbidity (http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/projects/hsdr/11200327). As well as conducting research, he practices clinically in a socioeconomically deprived area of Scotland, is the academic lead for the Health Foundation funded Scottish Safety Improvement in Primary Care Collaborative, and is a member of a number of National Health Service advisory bodies, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Quality and Outcomes Framework Indicators Advisory Committee.