A retired teacher who is striving to achieve top marks for the NHS has been recognised for her efforts in promoting equality in healthcare.
Margo Biggs, a key member of the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), was invited to take part in the group’s 20th anniversary celebrations because of her work ensuring that the voices of patients are heard.
The former Stirling High teacher, who lives in Falkirk, made a keynote presentation at the ceremony at Edinburgh’s Royal College of Physicians, alongside chief NHS scientist Professor Andrew Norris and heath minister Alex Neil.
Margo said: “Our work helps patients and carers understand what the latest evidence supports around diagnosis, treatment and self care, empowering them to participate fully in decisions around the management of their condition. Having had personal experience of losing both parents to cancer, I appreciate the need for reliable, informed advice and understand the welcomed reassurance this can bring both patients and their loved ones during the difficult time they face.”