Elaine Rankine and the Education, Research and Development Team

NHS Lothian

NHS Lothian

Through the provision of secondment opportunities, the well-established team have successfully built education, training and research capability and capacity across the pharmacy service.

The team has taken on a leadership role at a strategic and operational level across the single pharmacy system in NHS Lothian, in the design and delivery of nationally-accredited educational qualifications and programmes – ensuring that the infrastructure is in place to support learning and assessment in the workplace which meets standards of national professional and academic accreditation bodies.

Notably, they proactively lead research and service development programmes and collaborate with other multidisciplinary research teams within NHS Lothian, other partner NHS Boards and academic institutions, and pursue opportunities for new partnership arrangements that lead to improvements in patient care.