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Management Team

Responsible for the management, commissioning and delivery of postgraduate medical education in Scotland.

The Management Team of the Deanery is made up of the Executive Medical Director of NES and the Senior Team (Medical Directorate Senior Team)

Medical Directorate Apex Group

Chair: Prof Emma Watson - Executive Medical Director

MDAG is the senior decision making group in the Directorate.

Medical Directorate Reference Group (MDRG)

Chair: Prof Emma Watson - Executive Medical Director

MDRG is responsible for the overarching overview of postgraduate medical education.

Medical Directorate Quality and Safety Group (MDQ&SG)

Chair: Lindsay Donaldson - Deputy Medical Director

Medical Directorate Management Group (MDMG)

Chair: Amanda Barber - Associate Director

MDMG is responsible for the day-to-day management of Medical Directorate business.

Foundation & Specialty Training Boards

Advisory Boards made up of Associate Deans, College Representatives, Training Programme Directors, Trainee representatives, Service representatives. The Boards advise on workforce planning, curriculum delivery, quality management of programmes. There are 8 Boards, covering groups of specialties and Foundation.

Workstream Management Teams

The work of the Deanery is split into four workstreams, each led by a Dean, GP Director and Lead or General Manager.


Professional Development

Lead GP Director: Prof Nitin Gambhir

Principal Lead: Adrian Dalby

General Manager: Anna Alexander



Lead Dean: Prof Adam Hill

Principal Lead : Anne Dickson

General Manager: Jill Murray


Medical Directorate Support

Lead: Prof Lindsay Donaldson, Deputy Director of Medicine

Lead: Amanda Barber, Associate Director of Medicine


Training Management

Lead Dean: Prof Adam Hill

Principal Lead: Anne Dickson

Senior Training Manager: Lesley Metcalf


Academic Training and Medical ACT

Lead Dean: Alan Denison

Principal Manager: Adrian Dalby


This page was last updated on: 11.12.2023 at 10.31