I began my career in general medicine and cardiology (6 years in hospitals around south east Scotland), before moving into Public Health (watch this film for more). I am looking forward to returning to a clinical role, starting GP training in Edinburgh in February 2019.
I Consultant in Public Health Medicine in NHS Lothian between 2008 and 2019, focusing mainly on child and maternal health, but with a developing interest in quality improvement since 2013. I was a member of the founding cohort of the Health Foundation's Q Initiative and have continued to be involved.
In 2019 I returned to clinical practice, starting GP specialty training in Edinburgh. My CCT from that training is 02/02/2022.
I have led work on boosting family incomes using quality improvement methods since March 2014, initially as part of Institute for Healthcare Improvement training. Read the BMJ Quality Improvement Reports paper on this work here, plus data accompanying the paper. Watch a two minute film on the work here. Check out my other publications on ResearchGate.
Since the start of 2016 I have spent part of my week supporting the NHS Lothian Quality Academy, working with colleagues from a range of disciplines including medicine of the elderly, general practice and psychiatry.