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About us

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 will:

  • provide an opportunity for staff to improve their skills in specific areas, using residential, distance and virtual reality learning.
  • offer attractive training programmes linked to recruitment and career progression.
  • draw 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.
  • support NHS Scotland to develop additional capacity and new capabilities. 
  • add to existing educational programmes and respond to evolving and emerging workforce needs. 
  • help ensure the health and social care workforce is prepared for future needs in Scotland by addressing recruitment gaps and training needs
  • commit 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

Elaine Anderson

Personal Assistant to Director of NHS Scotland Academy

NHS Golden Jubilee

Susan Archibald

Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Preparation (Digital Learning Resources)

NHS Education for Scotland

Karen Boylan

National Endoscopy Training Programme Lead

NHS Golden Jubilee

Dr Aidan Cahill

National Endoscopy Training Programme Clinical Lead & Associate Postgraduate Dean

NHS Education for Scotland

Callum Cassidy

Faculty Development

NHS Golden Jubilee

Siobhan Connolly

Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMEN) Inter-professional learning (IPL)

NHS Education for Scotland

Mr Ian Colquhoun

Associate Medical Director and Associate Postgraduate Dean

NHS Golden Jubilee

Fiona Fraser

Head of Programme (Interim)

NHS Education for Scotland

Emma Gordon

NHS Scotland Academy Programme Administrator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Dr Clair Graham

Head of Programme (Education)

NHS Education for Scotland

Mr Carl Green

Faculty Development

NHS Golden Jubilee

Mr Graham Haddock

Chair of National Endoscopy Training Programme

NHS Education for Scotland

Kirsty Harkness

Skills and Simulation Centre Administrator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Ben Harvey

Learning Resources Manager

NHS Education for Scotland

Finlay Johnson

Senior Officer

NHS Education for Scotland

Timothy Johnson

Educational Resource Developer

NHS Education for Scotland

Kevin Kelman

Director

NHS Golden Jubilee

Kirsty Marks

Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMEN) West

NHS Education for Scotland

Debbie McCraw

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

NHS Education for Scotland

Danielle McIsaac

Clinical Educator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Ashley Meldrum

Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMEN) North

NHS Education for Scotland

Darren Middleton

Principal Educator for NTC Programmes

NHS Education for Scotland

Tricia Murray

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

NHS Golden Jubilee

Nathan Oliver

Clinical Skills Managed Educational Network (CSMEN) East

NHS Education for Scotland

Lisa Patrick

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) Educator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Leigh Paterson

Programme Administrator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Cheryl Prentice

Programme Support Officer

NHS Golden Jubilee

Andrew Ross

Clinical Educator

NHS Golden Jubilee

Morag Stout

Consultant Sonographer

NHS Education for Scotland

Jeanette Stevenson

Associate Director

NHS Golden Jubilee

Dr Jackie Taylor

Associate Medical Director and Associate Postgraduate Dean

NHS Golden Jubilee

Ms Michelle Thornton

National Endoscopy Training Programme Clinical Lead and Associate Postgraduate Dean

NHS Education for Scotland

Dylan White

Principal Lead for Widening Access and Sustainable Workforce Development

NHS Education for Scotland

Brenda Wilson

Widening Access Routes: Armed Forces Service Leavers and Veterans

NHS Golden Jubilee