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Case studies

We hope the case studies provided on this page give you an insight into the very real difference that education and training is making to how NHSScotland staff provide a high quality healthcare service to the people of Scotland.

Case studies

Case study: Dr Nitin Gambhir - GP - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Practice Based Small Group Learning (PBSGL) is an approach to Continuing Professional Development that originated in McMaster University in Canada in the late 1980s and was focused on General Practitioners.

Case study: Emma Catterall - Radiotherapy Physicist - NHS Tayside

After Emma Catterall completed her undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Bath, she was employed on the NHSScotland training scheme for Medical Physics in 2010. As this was a designated training contract, funded by NES, it allowed her the freedom to make the most of every learning opportunity and gain a wide range of experience.

Case study: Fiona Johnstone and Andrew Smithsimmons - Cognitive Behavioural Therapists

Fiona Johnstone, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) therapist from the Multi-professional Adult Psychotherapy Service (MAPS) and Andrew Smithsimmons, a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist from Dunoon Community Mental Health Service explain what is being done in Argyll & Bute to increase access to psychological therapies.

Case study: Fiona Swinnerton - Pharmacist - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Practice Based Small Group Learning (PBSGL) is an approach to Continuing Professional Development that originated in McMaster University in Canada in the late 1980s and was focused on General Practitioners.

Case study: Gillian Bruce - Optometrist - Edinburgh

Gillian Bruce returned to Optometry after a short break. Learn how NES has provided her with invaluable support in training and development.

Case study: Ingrid Norquay - General Practice Specialty Trainee - NHS Highland

Ingrid Norquay highlights the rewards as well as the challenges offered by GP Specialty Training in a remote and rural location.

Case study: Jill Doherty - Trainee Clinical Scientist - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Jill Doherty is based in Laboratory Genetics and has just started in her new role as a trainee clinical scientist enrolled on the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) Scientist Training Programme (STP) run by the National School for Healthcare Science and funded by NES.

Case study: Liz Wilson - Senior Charge Nurse - NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Elizabeth Wilson undertook the two day training, Psychosocial Interventions in Children's Specialist Services, led by Terri Carney, NES Programme Director of Paediatric Psychology. Read her account of what prompted her to do this training and what she learned.

Case study: Lucy Sheerins - Hygiene/Therapist Vocational Trainee

There is a well established link between socioeconomic adversity and poor health. It is suggested that these associations relate to childhood adversities and by recognising signs of these in child patients across healthcare disciplines we may go some way to alleviate the problem.

Case study: Mary Docherty - BSc Mental Health Nurse - NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

I began working for the NHS at the Inverclyde Community Learning Disability Team (CLDT) as a Physiotherapy Assistant, providing support delegated by the Specialist Physiotherapist to adults with Learning Disabilities within the community. I enjoyed my work immensely but had an ambition to train as a Mental Health Nurse.