Bruce Guthrie is Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Dundee in Scotland where he leads the Quality, Safety and Informatics Research Group. He has held personal research fellowships from the UK Medical Research Council and National Institute of Health Research and was a Harkness Fellow in Health Policy at University of California San Francisco in 2006/7. His research focuses on multimorbidity and healthcare quality and safety, particularly in relation to prescribing with over half of all Scottish general practices participating in completed or ongoing trials of interventions to improve primary care prescribing safety. He is the Scottish Primary Care Research Champion and clinical lead for the Scottish Primary Care Research Network, and was a member of the Scottish Government working group which created the NHS Scotland guidelines on managing polypharmacy. He has regularly worked with the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, including past membership of the Quality and Outcomes Framework Indicators Advisory Group which recommended the measures for the UK primary care pay for performance programme, collaboration on work to ensure that single disease guidelines better account for multimorbidity, and he is the of the Guideline Development Group for the NICE multimorbidity guideline which will publish in 2016. He works clinically as a family practitioner in a former mining town in the Fife region of Scotland.