The EC4H programme in NHS Lanarkshire offers a range of workshops. Please contact us for more information or to discuss your training requirements.
Dr Kerry McWilliams is a consultant in Palliative Medicine in NHS Lanarkshire. She graduated from Glasgow University in 2005 and was appointed as a consultant in 2015. During her specialty training in the West of Scotland she thoroughly enjoyed particpating in an EC4H course herself and was delighted to undergo tutor training in 2018. Currently acting as lead tutor, she enjoys the challenge and new learning experience that comes with each course. Her interests include Anticipatory care planning and promoting informed decision making.
Dr Mary Callaghan is a Consultant Paediatrician in NHS Lanarkshire. She graduated from Glasgow University in 1984 and embarked on a career in General Practice. Following completion of GP training she worked as a Community Paediatrician for several years but then decided to apply for formal training in Paediatric Medicine. Following successful completion of specialist training she took up the post of Consultant Paediatrician with an Interest in Neurology in 2002 at Wishaw General Hospital. She has long been interested in communication issues within the field of medicine and completed the EC4H Course in 2012 subsequently training as a course tutor in 2013
Dr Lucy Hetherington is a Specialty Trainee in Palliative Medicine. She graduated from The University of Leeds in 2008. During her time at University formal training in communication skills including the use of role play was becoming increasingly recognised as an essential part of the undergraduate syllabus. Experiencing this ignited her interest in clinical communication and in training methods. She furthered this interest by attending a Train the Trainer course in 2012, an EC4H course in 2014 and later trained as an EC4H course tutor in 2015
Christine Carswell works as a consultant psychiatrist for the elderly in NHS Lanarkshire and has done so since 2008. She has a keen interest in both undergraduate and postgraduate education and regularly takes medical students from Glasgow University in her department for their Special Study Module. Having attended the EC4h courses she has become a trainer and finds that each course that she has been involved in both rewarding and challenging
Mr Alistair Brown is a consultant general surgeon with interests in surgical critical care and anticipatory care planning. He regularly teaches on critical care courses (a key component of which is communication skills) both in the UK and abroad. He has undergone training with Effective Communication for Health in Edinburgh and trained as a tutor in November 2016. He has taught communication to a variety of postgraduate groups as part of the critical care teaching. GMC number 3542039
Dr Helen Morrow trained as a course tutor for EC4H in 2010. She has a particular interest in Anticipatory Care Planning. She is retired from clinical medicine but remains active in education and appraisal.
Jack Fairweather is a nephrologist and general physician based in the Renal Unit at University Hospital Monklands; and Lead Clinical Trainer with the Department of Medical Education in NHS Lanarkshire. He has a breadth of experience in education and an interest in training, and undertook a Scottish Clinical Leadership Fellowship with NHS Education Scotland and RCPSG in 2018-19. His current practice includes acute inpatient renal medicine, general medicine, medical high dependency, kidney care planning and long term dialysis, along with general nephrology. He undertook EC4H tutor training in 2023.
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