National Lead - Life Sciences
Mike Gray is the Service Manager for Laboratory Medicine for NHS Lothian.
Mike came to NHS Lothian after various laboratory management roles both in England and Scotland in late 2008. An HPC registered biomedical scientist with a background in medical microbiology Mike has been managing laboratories for half his career starting his training at Peel Hospital in 1985.
NHS Lothian Laboratory Medicine consists of services on 4 sites, RIE, WGH, SJH and RHSC and encompasses disciplines as diverse as Bacteriology, Virology, Haematology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Cytology, Mortuary services, Blood Transfusion, Genetics and various NSS funded national services that Lothian provides for Scotland.
Laboratory Medicine has over 500 “heads” in various roles from biomedical support worker through to consultant clinical scientist and medical consultants processing over 14 million tests per year for NHS Lothian acute and primary care and Boards across Scotland as a tertiary referral centre.
Mike studied at Napier University, Glasgow Caledonian and the Open University and in his spare time attempts to play the guitar. Mike was appointed National Healthcare Science Lead for Life Sciences in November 2014.