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The NHS Scotland Academy is an exciting partnership between NHS Golden Jubilee and NHS Education for Scotland to offer accelerated training for a wide range of health and social care roles and professions. 

The Academy:

  • provides an opportunity for staff to improve their skills in specific areas, using residential, distance and virtual reality learning.
  • offers attractive training programmes linked to recruitment and career progression.
  • draws on the strengths of both parent organisations using both the state-of-the-art clinical and simulation facilities at NHS Golden Jubilee and the educational expertise and technology-enabled learning offered by NHS Education for Scotland.
  • supports NHS Scotland to develop additional capacity and new capabilities. 
  • adds to existing educational programmes and respond to evolving and emerging workforce needs. 
  • helps ensure the health and social care workforce is prepared for future needs in Scotland by addressing recruitment gaps and training needs
  • commits to the principles of eliminating discrimination and harassment, promoting equality of opportunity for all and recognising and valuing diversity in employment and in the delivery of our services. Our Inclusive Education and Learning Policy [PDF] sets out our commitment to making education and learning more inclusive.

Meet the team

Caroline Adam

Senior Educator - Surgical First Assistants

NHS Education for Scotland

Diane Anderson

Senior Educator Biomedical Science Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Elaine Anderson

Senior Officer

NHS Education for Scotland

Susan Archibald

Senior Educator - Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Preparation

NHS Education for Scotland

Anne Barclay

Senior Educator – Perioperative Practice

NHS Education for Scotland

Mairi Best

Specialist Lead - National Ultrasound Training Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Karen Boylan

Programme Lead - National Endoscopy Training Programme

NHS Golden Jubilee

Dr Aidan Cahill

Clinical Lead and Associate Postgraduate Dean - National Endoscopy Training Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Callum Cassidy

Faculty Development

NHS Golden Jubilee

Mr Ian Colquhoun

Associate Medical Director and Associate Postgraduate Dean

NHS Golden Jubilee

Siobhan Connolly

Senior Educator - Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMEN) East

NHS Education for Scotland

Fiona Corrigan

Project Support Officer - NHS Scotland Youth Academy

NHS Education for Scotland

Dr Stephen Day

Senior Educator (Decontamination)

NHS Education for Scotland

Emma Gordon

Programme Administrator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Dr Clair Graham

Head of Programmes (Education)

NHS Education for Scotland

Mr Carl Green

Faculty Development

NHS Golden Jubilee

Mr Graham Haddock

Chair - National Endoscopy Training Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Kirsty Harkness

Skills and Simulation Centre Administrator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Jenniffer Henderson

Assistant Clinical Educator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Roisin Houston

Skills and Simulation Centre Manager

NHS Golden Jubilee

Karen Johnstone

Senior Educator - Clinical Skills Managed Education Network (CSMEN) West

NHS Education for Scotland

Timothy Johnson

Educational Resource Developer

NHS Education for Scotland

Lisa Joyce

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) Educator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Professor Kevin Kelman

Director NHS Scotland Academy, Learning & Innovation

NHS Education for Scotland

Dr Lauren-Grace Kirtley

Senior Educator – Accelerated Anaesthetic Practitioner and Surgical First Assistants

NHS Education for Scotland

Claire Lindsay

Senior Specialist Lead - National Ultrasound Training Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Dr Debbie McCraw

Senior Educator - Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Preparation

NHS Education for Scotland

Irene McGonnigle

Senior Planner

NHS Golden Jubilee

Danielle McIsaac

Assistant Clinical Educator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Mhari McLaughlin

Assistant Clinical Educator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Claire McMaster

Senior Pharmacy Educator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Donna Meahan

Specialist Lead - National Ultrasound Training Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Ashley Meldrum

Senior Educator - Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMEN) North

NHS Education for Scotland

Darren Middleton

Principal Educator - National Perioperative Training Programmes

NHS Education for Scotland

Caroline Monzon

Senior Educator – NHS Scotland Youth Academy

NHS Education for Scotland

Karen Moore

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) Educator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Veronica O'Carroll

Senior Educator CSMEN

NHS Education for Scotland

Leigh Paterson

Programme Administrator - National Endoscopy Training Programme

NHS Golden Jubilee

Cheryl Prentice

Programme Support Officer

NHS Golden Jubilee

Dr Jemma Pringle

Faculty Development

NHS Forth Valley

Brian Rafferty

Senior Educator - National Endoscopy Training Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Andrew Ross

Clinical Educator - Perioperative Practice

NHS Golden Jubilee

Jeanette Stevenson

Associate Director

NHS Golden Jubilee

Morag Stout

Clinical Lead (Principal Educator - Sonography)

NHS Education for Scotland

Professor Jackie Taylor

Associate Medical Director and Associate Postgraduate Dean

NHS Golden Jubilee

Ms Michelle Thornton

Clinical Lead and Associate Postgraduate Dean - National Endoscopy Training Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Stephanie Wallace

Senior Educator - Assistant Practitioner (Endoscopy) Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Dr Lynn Welsh

Principal Educator - National Workforce Programmes

NHS Education for Scotland

Dylan White

Principal Lead - NHS Scotland Youth Academy

NHS Education for Scotland

Lynn Wilson

Clinical Educator - Vocational Learning

NHS Golden Jubilee

Claire Clinton, Gillian Flett, Heather Kilfara, Greig McLachlan, Theresa Savage

Professional Support Services

NHS Education for Scotland

Vhairi McKelvie, Rhona Wilson

Professional Support Services

NHS Golden Jubilee