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. 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.