Tayside Health Board, Dundee: Basic Grade Biochemist Aug 1967 to Jan 1975
The University, Dundee: Honorary Assistant Jan 1968 to Jan 1975
Greater Glasgow Health Board: Senior Biochemist Jan 1975 to Jul 1977
Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals Trust: Principal Biochemist Aug 1977 to Nov 1987
Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals Trust: Consultant Clinical Scientist Nov 1987 to 2007.
Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals Trust: Part-time Consultant Clinical Scientist Sept 2007 to December 2008.
Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals Trust: Part-time Consultant Clinical Scientist December 2010 to April 2014 (was meant to be for 4 months!).
Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals Trust: Clinical Director for the Laboratory and Pharmacy Directorate 1997 to 2004.
NHS Lanarkshire: Deputy Clinical Director for the Clinical Support Services Directorate 2004 to 2006.
NHS Lanarkshire: Deputy Clinical Director for the Laboratory Services Directorate 2006 to 2007.
Glasgow University: Honoarary Senior Lecturer June 2004 to 2008.
After training in the Dundee General Hospitals (1967-75) and Gartnavel General Hospital (1975-77), I was appointed to Monklands Hospital as Principal Biochemist (1977), Consultant Clinical Scientist (1988) and Clinical Director for the Laboratory and Pharmacy Directorate (1997). In 2004 I was appoionted as Deputy Clinical Director for the Clinical Support Services Directorate and in 2006 as Deputy Clinical Director for the Laboratory Services Directorate. I retired officially in August 2007, having completed 40 years in the NHS, 30 of which were at Monklands Hospital. I then worked part-time at Hairmyres and Monklands Hospitals until the end of April 2014.
In addition to providing services for Monklands Hospital, the department provides a service for over 360 General Practitioners throughout Lanarkshire and the east-end of Glasgow.
I take responsibility for the scientific work of the department. I advise on the laboratory investigation of patients and on the interpretation of results obtained both locally and by referral to special laboratories. I assist clinical colleagues in the investigation, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and understanding of disease.
I lectured for many years at the Guidance Course for the Fellowship of the I.M.L.S. held in the Glasgow College which became the Glasgow Polytechnic and, in 1993, part of the Caledonian University, Glasgow. I was a member of the Course Team for the MSc Biomedical Sciences (Clinical Chemistry) Course from its establishment in 1990 until March 1994.
I co-ordinated a work experience programme on behalf of the hospital, initially for senior school pupils who are considering medicine as a career, but later graduates came for the experience too. For several years we hosted a very successful website calle Monklands Next Generation. However, after I retired the number of visits to it fell to such a low level that we decided to close it. During the decade I ran this scheme, Approx 500 people took part in this scheme - about 100 of these were "mature students" and many are now practising doctors.
As a consequence of my involvement in this programme, I was a member of the Glasgow University Medical Faculty Admission's Committee from 2002 to 2008.
I was a member of the West of Scotland Post-graduate Education sub-committee for Clinical Biochemistry from 2003 until 2007.
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(Last revised May 2016)