Dr Graham Kramer
Dr Graham Kramer, after 23 years as a partner in Montrose on Scotland's east coast, is now a freelance GP in Edinburgh. He has long held an interest in the primary care response to people living with long term conditions.
As a Scottish Government's clinical lead for Self-Management and Health Literacy, he was a principal author of a 2014 report, Making it Easy, a national action plan to address health literacy.
It urges healthcare to be more enabling and remove unnecessary barriers to understanding. He is an executive officer for RCGP Scotland's Patient Participation in Practice (P3) group and clinical lead for Scotland's House of Care programme that promotes ethos, skills and system change in General Practice to practise "care and support planning". This is an approach based on personal outcomes and self-management support for people living with long term conditions.