Who am I ?
I’m part-time partner in a rural NHS General Practice in Scotland and part-time Health Informatician.
Since qualifying as GP from the the Aberdeen GP Vocational Training Scheme at the end of August 2005, I worked for about year in a range of rural, suburban and city centre practices in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and for a similar length of time based in Glasgow working in the city as well as practices in the surrounding areas of Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, and Argyll. I returned to Aberdeen in August 2007 and completed a sequence of Maternity Locums, before moving to East Lothian in October 2009.
I am one of the first graduates from the combined MBBS and PhD programme at the Medical School of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne; intercalating a PhD between the pre-clinical and clinical stages of the MBBS course. I completed the distance learning MSc in Healthcare Informatics with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Bath in December 2010.
Since April 2011, I have been working on a sessional basis with Scottish Clinical Information Management in Practice, working on a variety of projects including the Emergency Care Summary, the Key Information Summary, as well as collaborating with other SCIMP members to provide general health informatics advice to NHS Scotland. Since February 2013 I have been and Primary Care eHealth Advisor for Scottish Government, I am a member of the Health Informatics Group of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Member of the British Computer Society as part of the Health Scotland member group.