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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: Ross Whitehead - Staff Nurse

Initiating, planning, implementing and reporting on improvement projects in community, primary and acute care settings is a regular feature of daily work in NHSScotland. Thanks to the learning he gained from attending a two-day NES course on Skills for Improvement Measurement, Ross Whitehead, a staff nurse at the Huntlyburn House unit in Melrose, not only feels more confident in undertaking these small tests of change, he is now sharing the learning with colleagues.

Case study: Shelley Waugh - Medical Physicist - NHS Tayside

After completing an undergraduate degree in Physics at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Shelley Waugh was fortunate to gain a place on the NES funded Scottish Training Scheme in September 2004. It would take her from new graduate to state-registered Medical Physicist in four short years.

Case study: Val Arbuckle - Additional Support Midwifery Sister - NHS Forth Valley

Read about how the Delivering Quality through Midwifery Leadership Programme from NES assisted one Midwifery Sister to develop her knowledge and skills in the use of tools to deliver quality improvements within current service provision.

Case study: Vishnu Madhok - Clinical Lecturer in General Practice

As a NES Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme (SCREDS) clinical lecturer in General Practice, I have been given the opportunity in the East of Scotland deanery to combine three aspects of medicine that enthuse and challenge me the most; practising clinical medicine, integrating this with holistic aspects of patient care and, thirdly, having the flexibility to be involved in lifelong learning with research opportunities.