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Graham Kramer: Making health literacy easy

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 13 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l539
Duncan Smith


Graham Kramer, 57, worked for 23 years as a partner in Montrose and is now a freelance GP in Edinburgh. In 2014, as the Scottish government’s clinical lead for self management and health literacy, he was a principal author of Making it Easy, a national action plan. It urged the medical profession to remove unnecessary barriers to understanding and led to the development of the Health Literacy Place, a website providing patient resources. He is currently clinical lead for Scotland’s House of Care programme, which promotes the ethos, skills, and system change required for general practice to provide care and support planning.

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