Gillian Needham Secondary Care Appraiser

Organisation: NHS Grampian

  • Health Foundation Leadership Fellowship

About me

Gillian is a Health Foundation Leadership Fellow and Secondary Care Appraiser at NHS Grampian.

At the time of her fellowship, she was Postgraduate Medical Dean for NHS Education for Scotland.

Gillian graduated in Medicine from Manchester in 1981, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1986. A full-time Consultant Radiologist for 10 years, since 1999 she had been Postgraduate Dean in the North of Scotland and during that time received honorary Fellowships from the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh) in 1999 and the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2007. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.   

As one of 18 UK Postgraduate Deans, Gillian had responsibility for Quality Management of Foundation Programmes (first 2 postgraduate years) and Specialty Training Programmes for doctors in training across the North of Scotland, under the statutory regulation of the General Medical Council (GMC) and Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB).

As a senior manager with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), she contributed to a range of national projects and programmes and leads NES' work stream on Remote and Rural Healthcare Education.

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