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Robert Farley

Healthcare Science Programme Director

NHS Education for Scotland

Rob is Programme Director for Healthcare Science at NHS Education for Scotland (NES). He is responsible for resource allocation and commissioning of national postgraduate scientist training, NES CPD programmes for scientists, national events and UK-level engagements on behalf of NHSScotland’s training interests His remit at NES includes training programme management and quality monitoring of specialty training in Healthcare Science, working closely with UK colleagues.

Rob is also a member of the Academy for Healthcare Science Registration Council –  a board of eight – overseeing public protection for elements of this NHS workforce.

Prior to joining NES, Rob was seconded from the NHS to the Scottish Government’s Health Department, resulting in publication of Scotland’s first NHS Healthcare Science Action Plan. He worked with UK Government policy colleagues on the formulation of new training pathways for NHS Scientists.

He is a registered Clinical Scientist, a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute for Physics and Engineering in Medicine. He has 25 years’ experience both as a clinical bioengineer in rehabilitation engineering, and in other Clinical Scientist roles in medical physics departments across Scotland.

During this time, he was visiting lecturer on AHP and scientist training programmes in Scotland, and a partner of the UK-level Health Professions Council.  Earlier, he also had a short teaching sabbatical in The Gambia, and has worked in the oil industry as a research engineer.

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