NHS Lothian Tutors

Kirsty BoydDr Kirsty Boyd
EC4H Lead tutor
Dr Kirsty Boyd was trained as a clinical communication tutor by Professor Peter Maguire in 1995 and has been organising postgraduate communication courses for over 20 years.  She was Clinical Communication Programme Theme Head for the University of Edinburgh Medical School from 2002-2015 and she is an honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

Kirsty holds a Masters in Clinical Education from Nottingham University.  Her clinical role is as consultant in palliative medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
GMC Number: 2846907
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Belinda HackingDr Belinda Hacking
EC4H Lead tutor
Dr Belinda Hacking has worked with Dr. Boyd since 2003, teaching clinical communication to senior doctors and other professionals across Scotland. Belinda was also trained by the late Professor Maguire. Her clinical role is head of psychology service for learning disability, health, forensic, neuropsychology and older adults in NHS Lothian. Belinda has a special interest in shared decision-making in healthcare.
British Psychological Society membership: 33194
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f-yuille-1Dr Frances Yuille
Senior tutor
Dr Frances Yuille was a consultant clinical oncologist at the Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow before moving to her current post at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.  She was one of the senior clinicians involved in developing the postgraduate communication education programme in SE Scotland. She has been a senior tutor since 2004.  Frances teaches a range of postgraduate courses and undergraduates at the University of Edinburgh.
GMC number: 3249312

Dr Matthew Young
Senior tutor
Dr Matthew Young attended a postgraduate clinical communication course in 2004 and then joined the EC4H tutor programme. He continues to teach undergraduate and postgraduate communication workshops on a regular basis. Matthew is a senior consultant in diabetes medicine and acute medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
GMC Number: 3056736

Dr Kate Henriksen
Senior tutor
Dr Kate Henriksen is a consultant in Palliative Medicine in West Lothian and at the Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh. Kate has a certificate in medical education and has been a member of the EC4H communication tutors’ group since 2000.
GMC number: 4328115

Dr Tamasin Evans
Senior tutor
Dr Tamasin Evans is a consultant clinical oncologist in the Edinburgh Cancer Centre. She attended an EC4H senior doctors’ communication course in 2008 and has then joined the EC4H senior tutors’ group.
GMC number: 4116646

Dr Debbie Morley
Senior Tutor

Dr Debbie Morley is a consultant anaesthetist  at the Western General Hospital. She attended an EC4H senior doctors’ communication course in 2007 having already been involved for several years in undergraduate medical communication teaching. Debbie has subsequently trained as an EC4H tutor.
GMC number: 3337079.

Dr Gayle Campbell
Senior tutor

Dr Gayle Campbell is an associate specialist in medicine of the elderly at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. She has been a lead tutor in the undergraduate medical clinical communication programme for a number of years. In 2011, she completed advanced tutor training with EC4H and contributes regularly to our programme of courses and short workshops.
GMC number: 4197337

J PyperJennifer Pyper

Senior nurse tutor
Jennifer Pyper completed her EC4H tutor training through the NES sponsored programme in 2010.

Her clinical background is as a resuscitation officer in NHS Lothian with a special interest in paediatrics. She regularly contributes to all levels of communication courses and is keen to promote workshops raising awareness and facilitating discussions about Children and Young People’s Acute Deterioration Management (CYPADM). NMC number: 82E0229S

Emma Trotter
Senior nurse tutor
Emma Trotter is an education facilitator who teaches on palliative care and clinical communication at Napier University. She completed EC4H tutor training in 2010 through the NES sponsored programme and contributes regularly to a wide range of EC4H multi-disciplinary workshops.
NMC number: 88K0268S

Dr Frauke Weidanz

Dr Frauke Weidanz is a consultant in Critical Care and Acute Medicine in NHS Lothian, based mainly at the Western General Hospital. She has an interest in teaching and recently completed EC4H communication tutor training.
GMC number: 6070477


Dr Caroline Whitton
Consultant Physician
Dr Caroline Whitton is a Consultant Physician in Elderly Care and Foundation Programme Director at QEUN, Glasgow.  Caroline has been facilitating EC4H workshops for several years now in Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Edinburgh.