Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie OBE FRSE is a Scottish medical doctor who worked as a general practitioner and medical researcher. He is the James Mackenzie Professor of General Practice at the University of Aberdeen and has honorary professorships at the University of Edinburgh and the University of the Highlands and Islands. Ritchie was appointed the James Mackenzie Professor of General Practice at the University of Aberdeen in 1992. In 2012 he was appointed director of Public Health in NHS Grampian.

 

In January 2015, the Scottish Government announced him as the chair of a review into Out-of-hours services. Ritchie said that to inform the review he had talked to doctors, patients, ambulance staff and NHS 24 workers. Ten months later, his report made 28 recommendations.

 

Ritchie retired from practicing medicine in 2012. In 2014 he was appointed chair of Council of the Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS). In 2017 he was named as chair of a group of independent advisers, charged with looking at NHS Tayside's financial difficulties and to report to Scottish Government within a three month period. In January 2018 he was named as the chair of a review of urgent care services in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. Interim findings published a few months later.