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Dr Alison Graham


Dr Graham joined NHS Ayrshire & Arran as Executive Medical Director in March 2013, following six years as Executive Medical Director of NHS Lanarkshire. She is also the former Medical Director of NHS Highland. 

Dr Graham is a graduate of Dundee University Medical School. Following qualification she held posts in Accident and Emergency and Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Scotland and England, being appointed Director of Community Medicine at the Royal United Hospital in Bath in 1997. She joined NHS Highland as a locum Consultant in Public Health Medicine the following year, was appointed Medical Director to the Highland Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in 1999 and Board Medical Director of NHS Highland in 2004. 

She is currently the chairman of the Scottish Association of Medical Directors (SAMD) and serves on a range of national groups, including:

  • Scottish Medical Training Board
  • Reshaping the Medical Workforce Programme Board and Working Group
  • Surgical Speciality Training Board
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Specialty Training Board
  • Scottish Audit Surgical Mortality Board
  • Quality Alliance Board
  • West of Scotland Cancer Group 

Dr Graham is committed to instilling a patient-centred approach to all aspects of care, in particular the care of the older people and in the application of the dementia standards.


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