Dr Simpson MSP awarded Fellowship
Dr Richard Simpson, a Scottish Labour MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife has been awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of General Practitioners. The Royal College of General Practitioners awards Fellowships to doctors whom it wishes to honour for important achievements and in recognition of their significant contribution to general practice.
Prior to his time in the Scottish Parliament, Dr Simpson worked both as a GP and a Psychiatrist, and has continued his interest in these areas through his work as an MSP. He is currently Scottish Labour’s Shadow Minister for Public Health, using his specialist knowledge from his time as a practicing doctor.
The Fellowship from the Royal College of General Practitioners comes in addition to a previous Fellowship from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and an Honorary Professorship at the University of Stirling, in recognition of Dr Simpson’s strong track record in research.
Speaking of the Fellowship, Dr Simpson said;
“It’s a real honour to be awarded this fellowship from the Royal College of Practitioners. I hope that my time as a serving doctor has influenced the way I now approach my role as Shadow Minister for Public Health for the better, and that ultimately I have had a positive impact on the profession, and on healthcare more widely in Scotland, throughout my career.”