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NHS Education for Scotland

A skilled and sustainable workforce for a healthier Scotland

Stewart Irvine

Westport 102, West Port, Edinburgh. EH3 9DN

0131 656 3347


Acting Chief Executive

Graduated from the University of Edinburgh, and completed postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynaecology in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Held academic training posts in the University of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, followed by a clinical consultant post within the MRC Human Reproductive Sciences unit in Edinburgh, with clinical and research interests in the field of reproductive medicine - particularly issues affecting male reproductive health.

Held posts as RCOG College Tutor and Regional College Advisor, before assuming the responsibility of Associate Postgraduate Dean in South-East Scotland Deanery, responsible for training in the 'surgical' specialties.

From 2008, was Deputy Director of Medicine for NHS Education for Scotland - a special health board responsible for the education and training needs of all staff within NHSScotland.

With respect to postgraduate medical education, the 4 Scottish postgraduate deaneries are an integral part of NES.

Dr Irvine had particular responsibility for quality management of PGME across Scotland, and for the performance management of the Medical ACT funding used to support undergraduate medical students in clinical placements.

As a General Medical Council (GMC) Associate, he sits on the GMC Quality Scrutiny Group, and has been extensively involved as a GMC Visitor to medical schools and postgraduate deaneries elsewhere in the UK.

Appointed Director of Medicine for NES from April 2012, and awarded an Honorary Professorship by the University of Edinburgh in August 2013.