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Sarah Smith

Healthcare Science Professional Lead

NHS Lothian

Sarah Smith is the Education, Training and Development Lead for the Department of Laboratory Medicine at NHS Lothian, a post she has held for 10 years. She is currently on secondment as the Healthcare Science Professional Lead for NHS Lothian

Sarah is a HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist starting her career at Edinburgh and South East Scotland Blood Transfusion Service as a trainee Biomedical Scientist. In 2000, Sarah took up employment at Alba Bioscience as the Procurement Co-ordinator where a large proportion of her role was to educate blood donors donating blood for reagent purposes. Sarah moved to NHS Lothian in 2017.

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 both private and public sectors and most recently has started a senior phase programme for S5/S6 students from the West Lothian area.

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

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