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Sarah Smith

Healthcare Science Professional Lead

NHS Lothian

Sarah Smith is the Healthcare Science Professional Lead for NHS Lothian and Education, Training and Development Lead for the Department of Laboratory Medicine at NHS Lothian.

Sarah has been a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist since 1993 and has been employed at NHS Lothian since 2007. Prior to this she was employed at Edinburgh and South East Scotland Blood Transfusion Service where she was actively involved in the training of trainee Biomedical Scientists and educating donors that were recruited to donate blood for reagent purposes.

In 2010, Sarah accepted a short term secondment to NHS Education for Scotland as the Healthcare Science Education Development Lead for Lothian and Borders and is now the chair on the Local Area Healthcare Science Committee for NHS Lothian.

In 2013, Sarah set up a Science Training School in conjunction with Fife College. This facility runs a HNC Applied Science for staff from industry and laboratories and most recently has started a senior phase programme for S5/S6 students from the West Lothian area.

Sarah was successfully recruited as the HCS Professional Lead in 2016.

Sarah has studied at Napier University; Caledonian University and Edinburgh University.

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