Dr Rebecca Smithson
EC4H Lead Tutor
Dr Becky Smithson was a GP for 12 years and trained GPSTs in communication skills for many years. She now works as a GP in Palliative Care in the Margaret Kerr Unit at the Borders General Hospital.
GMC Number: 4700610
Lead Clinician palliative and end of life care, consultant at the Margaret Kerr Unit and Associate Medical Director at NHS Borders. Passionate about working with patients, families and health and social care teams to improve all these services, as well as to support staff to enhance their skills allowing them to feel confident in all situations, particularly when challenging. Care delivered well enhances resilience- something we all need increasingly. Communication skills are often what people remember especially at the end of life when we only have one chance to get it right.
GMC number 3558719
Working as a nurse in Palliative Care since 2004 has underpinned the fundamentals of my communication skills. Seeing the importance of knowing how individuals communicate led me to extend my skills through advancing my communication skills and delivering communication skills as a facilitator.
My NMC Pin is 98J0101S
Megan Hume is a Specialty Doctor in Acute Medicine at the Borders General Hospital. She has an interest in medical education, in particular simulation teaching and human factors. She completed the EC4H Clinical Communication Tutor training in 2019.
Dawn attended EC4H training in 2019. Her clinical background is as a pharmacist in NHS Borders where she is responsible for supporting and developing the clinical skills of community pharmacists. She also teaches on a range of postgraduate courses focussing on patient centred care at Robert Gordon University.
GPhC number: 2031556