Healthcare Science Lead
NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Catrina MacGregor started in the NHS in 1967 in Glasgow and trained in Cardiac Technology.
She moved to Ayrshire and took up a head of department post in 1980. Gradually the service was extended to cover Cardiology, Respiratory ,Vascular and Neurophysiology and has remained as an integrated physiological service covering 2 DGHs.
Catrina has been a member of the Society for Cardiological Science and Technology Council for over 30 years and was Chairman for 9 years. Through this role she sat on the British Cardiovascular Society Council for a number of years. Catrina has been an examiner for the professional body for many years. She has also been Chairman of the Scottish Branch and still contributes as Secretary to the Branch.
She has contributed to SIGN guidelines and QIS standards in Cardiology and collaborated on the Heart- e interactive learning programme for CHHS.
Following retiral in 2011, Catrina took up a part-time post with GCU as Clinical Co-ordinator for the BSc Clinical Physiology degree. Although the GCU post came to an end, she still input to the degree course as an Internal Verifier, visiting students and ensuring that training standards and clinical assessments in the workplace are of an appropriate standard. Catrina is currently designing a new clinical interpretation exam paper for the students at GCU.
Catrina took up post as HCS Lead in Ayrshire in April 2014. She says 'it’s been challenging working in Clinical areas outwith my previous experience however I still find it fascinating to discover the diversity within HCS and to meet so many interesting and dedicated professionals'.