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Specialty Training Boards

There are eight Specialty Training Boards supporting NES to commission and deliver training.   Specialty Training Boards provide advice on the provision of regional, national or Inter-regional programmes in their area of Specialty Training. The Boards are advisory and report to NES via the Medical Director and the Medical Department Executive Team (MDET). The Lead Dean Directors have responsibility for supporting and promoting their STB.


Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Chair: Dr Neil O'Donnell [neil.odonnell@outlook.com]

Lead Dean: Professor Ronald MacVicar



Chair: Professor Peter Johnston [peter.johnston@abdn.ac.uk]

Lead Dean: Professor Clare McKenzie


Medical Specialties

Chair: Dr David Marshall [David.Marshall@nes.scot.nhs.uk]

Lead Dean: Professor Alastair McLellan                              


Mental Health Specialties          

Chair: Dr Rhiannon Pugh [Rhiannon.Pugh@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk]

Lead Dean: Professor Ronald MacVicar



Chair: Mr Graham Haddock [Graham.Haddock@glasgow.ac.uk]

Lead Dean: Dr Adam Hill


Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics

Chair: Dr Peter MacDonald [peter.macdonald@nes.scot.nhs.uk]

Lead Dean: Dr Amjad Khan



Chair: Dr Duncan Henderson [duncan.henderson@nes.scot.nhs.uk]

Lead Dean: Professor Clare McKenzie


General Practice, Public Health and Occupational Medicine

Chair: Dr Gordon McLeay [gordon.mcleay@nes.scot.nhs.uk]

Lead Dean: Professor Moya Kelly