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Meet the training team

Experienced, professional and dedicated

Our team of trainers are dedicated to providing epilepsy training of the highest quality. All of our trainers have professional qualifications. With their extensive knowledge and experience of epilepsy, our trainers are able to deliver training to suit your needs. All the trainers keep up to date with best practice in the management of epilepsy care.  Judging from the many comments we receive, we must be doing something right:

 

'The best training this week, and the best trainer! (March 2013)''

'The best trainer we have had in this subject''

'The best trainer I have ever had in any course in the last ten years''

'Very outstanding and thoroughly equipped on his subject'

'Fantastic trainer, very engaging and excellent at explaining everything'

'Excellent training session and trainer was very very good'

'He was brilliant, clear and really reinforced the info'

 

Dr Donna Macleod  works as a GP in Argyll and has a special interest in epilepsy. Donna teaches the Primary Care Course on epilepsy and continuously develops and reviews the training course in line with changes in epilepsy care.

 

 

Ian Stewart is our training administrator and he is the one who will take your booking and look after all your training needs.  If you have any questions about training, contact him by emailing istewart@epilepsyscotland.org.uk or by phoning 0141 427 4911.

 

 
Michael Adair  is a qualified psychiatric nurse, and qualified social worker working primarily with families.  He previously worked at Great Ormond Street as a neurology social worker supporting families affected by severe childhood epilepsies.  Michael also works as a qualified sleep counsellor and runs parenting workshops on managing challenging behaviour of children and adolescents.


Nicola Milne  has worked for Epilepsy Scotland for four years.  She manages the Edinburgh Lighthouse Support Service. Nicola is a qualified First Aid trainer and also runs courses on Food Hygiene and Administration of Medication.

 

 

Mahri Nicolls  has over 30 years nursing experience with the NHS, charitable organisations and private health care.  She has extensive experience of all sectors of nursing including management and training roles.  Mahri recently joined Epilepsy Scotland as a trainer.

 

 

Zoe Reid  is a qualified nurse and has been working with young people and their families at our Edinburgh office for the last three years.  She runs youth groups for teenagers and young people with epilepsy and attends a monthly teenage seizure clinic.  Zoe also delivers Epilepsy Awareness Workshops in primary schools

 

Jean Senior  has worked for Epilepsy Scotland for over eight years, initially as a Community Outreach Worker supporting people with epilepsy.  She now works as Contact Officer putting her medical training and counselling skills to good use on the helpline.

 

 

Pamela Spence  previously supported adults with complex care needs before she joined Epilepsy Scotland as a Community Outreach Worker supporting adults with epilepsy to lead a more independent life.  She has medical and counselling skills training and currently works as Contact Officer on Epilepsy Scotland’s helpline.

 

Grant Wright  worked for Epilepsy Scotland as a sessional trainer for two years before joining them full time in 2009.  He is a registered nurse and had worked in the NHS for 26 years with adults with learning disabilities, latterly as an epilepsy nurse specialist. He will be working part time for the next 3 years with NHS Dumfries and Galloway in a joint initiative to help improve epilepsy services.
 

All our training in the management of epilepsy and the administration of emergency epilepsy medication is provided to a nationally recognised standard, as proposed by the Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC). This training has also been accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland (RCGP).

If you have particular epilepsy training needs then please do not hesitate to get in touch so we can discuss them.

For more information on our training, please fill in our enquiry form or contact Ian Stewart on 0141 427 4911 istewart@epilepsyscotland.org.uk

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