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David Stirling

Director of Healthcare Science

NHS National Services Scotland

David was appointed Director of Healthcare Science for NSS in 2014, following a temporary part-time secondment to Scottish Government as Healthcare Science officer.  A  Consultant Clinical Scientist, and Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, David has worked in Haematology since 1991, although his first degree was in Physiology, and his PhD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

David served as a CPA assessor for many years, is an honorary senior lecturer with the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, and is the training lead for Clinical Scientist training in Haematology in Scotland.  He is an HCPC Partner, a member of the Academy for Healthcare Science Regulation Council, and Scientific workforce lead for the Royal College of Pathologists.  He is a Specialty panel member with the National School for Healthcare Science, and chairs the Education and Training Scrutiny group for Health Education England.

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