NHS Highlands

NHS HighlandsNHS Highland is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. Geographically, it is the largest Health Board, covering an area of 32,500 km² from Kintyre in the south-west to Caithness in the north-east,  serving  a  population  of  320,000  people.  It  directly  employs  over  10,500  people  and there is also around 1,000 primary care staff in the region. NHS Highland is responsible for a number of different types of hospital-  a large district general hospital, 3 rural general hospitals, a psychiatric hospital and a number of community hospitals. NHS Highland is managed by a Board of Executive and Non-Executive Directors and is accountable to the Scottish Government through the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. The Chair and each of the Non-Executive Directors are appointed by the Cabinet Secretary. Executive Directors are the Chief Executive, Medical Director, Director of Public Health, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Human Resources, Director of Nursing and Director of Finance. The Board governs our accountability and performance. The planning, co-ordination and delivery of services across NHS Highland is managed through Highland Health and Social Care Service and Argyll and Bute Community Health Partnership.  Key personnel to work on the proposed project: Anne Mason and Alan White.

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Based on team leaders Anne Mason’s extensive, hands-on experience in the nursing & midwifery training domain in both Ghana and Zambia, NHSH will lead WP2 (Specification & co-development of mLearning systems & services) and WP7 (Feasibility study Zambia) and will also contribute substantially to all other WPs.



Anne Mason  is currently working as Principal Investigator and Professional Lead for mental health literacy and patient safety projects in rural areas of Zambia and Ghana, funded by the UK’s Tropical Health Education Trust (THET). Recently Anne has also been working as a Volunteer Tutor and Nurse Consultant for the Tropical Health Education Trust and Ministry of Health in Zambia and Ghana. She has international research experience spanning over 15 years, and has worked on and led numerous research projects in Scotland’s Highlands as well as other  parts  of  Europe.  Anne  has  a  Master  of  Higher  Education  degree,  which  included  a  course  on  research methods. She taught research methods to undergraduate nursing student for many years. From 2015 to 2016, Anne worked as a research consultant for the Healthy Weight Project (Public Health. NHS H.) Previously, she has been a visiting professor for Psychology at the Swaziland Christian University. From 2012 t0 2013, she served as a Senior  Nurse  Teacher  and  Curriculum  Developer  for  International  Masters,  Online  Dementia  Course,  and  also worked for the University of Edinburgh (School of Health in Social Science) for two years. She was the founder and co-ordinator for distance clinical supervision project with Chipata Hospital, Zambia and NHS Highland. Anne worked as volunteer nurse tutor in Zambia from 2010 to 2013 in Zambia (Tropical Heath Education Trust) and held  the  professional  lead  for  mental  health  curriculum  development  with  University  of  Development  Studies, Ghana. Back in 2008, she founded and acted as the professional co-ordinator for Ghana-Scotland health link. She was a lecturer in Mental health at the Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Highland Campus, at the University of Stirling from 2001 to 2011. She also served as a member of Public Policy Network Development Working Group for Mental Health in Africa, Scotland and Beyond, University of Edinburgh. In 2007, she instigated a meeting with NHS Highland, Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) and Department of Nursing and Midwifery, which was held at the Highland Campus.

Alan White (FinstAM, DA, PG cert1, Certificate in Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, The University of Aberdeen) is a consultant Solutions Architect at NHSH Alan’s relevant experience includes over 35 years  experience first in Educational Filmmaking and now in  developing innovative concepts around eLearning and mLearning programmes  including the award winning programme Well@Work for the NHS. He currently holds  a  Post  Graduate  Research  Scholarship  from  the  Scottish  Digital  Health  and  Care  Institute.  This  is  in association with the Robert Gordon University and involves working with NHSH to develop a mHealth solution to more effective triage of women with pre-eclampsia. His work has also included working on a number of overseas corporate workforce development projects mainly in Sub Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union. Much of this experience was based around a long term contract to  develop the Future Leaders local content capacity building programme for ESS, a division of Compass Group PLC. His experience of working with Compass Group PLC has also helped Alan to build and maintain a network of high- level contacts in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Angola and Kenya. A recent project for Future Learn/The UK  Open  University  (filming  and  conducting  interviews  for  a  MOOC  on  Sustainable  Development  in  Sub Saharan Africa) enabled him to further expand this network in Kenya and Rwanda.



Mental health literacy and patient safety across Ghana, Zambia”, funded by Tropical Health Education Trust, 2014-2017.
Ghana Scotland Health Link”-  Building capacity for elearning for nurse training in rural Zambia and Ghana, June 2011-March 2012.
Distance clinical supervision project” with Chipata Hospital, Zambia and NHS Highland, 2012-2014.
Community Mental Health Teams”, funded by NHSH, 2009.



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Email:  maimie.thompson@nhs.net

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