A Glasgow Biomedical Scientist has been honoured for her outstanding contribution to her profession.
Jacqueline Wales, Quality, Training and Point of Care Manager for Haematology has been voted this year’s NHS Scotland Healthcare Scientist 2013.
Jacqueline, who is based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, has a particular interest in providing training and identifying training opportunities for existing and potential healthcare staff.
She has been instrumental in the delivery of training opportunities for Biomedical Scientist. And her efforts have been so successful it has been adapted for other Healthcare Science disciplines and is being provided across Scotland.
Jacqueline received her award at the annual Healthcare Science event on November 25th at the Beardmore Hotel.
She said: “I was absolutely shocked but delighted to receive the award which I was nominated for by Dr Linda Walsh who is the lead for Biomedical Science at Glasgow Caledonian University.
“It is great to receive recognition for something that you enjoy doing.”
Jacqueline is actively involved with students looking to make Healthcare Science their career and works closely with Glasgow Caledonian University and Stow College.
Aileen MacLennan, Director of Diagnostics, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde added: “I am delighted that Jacqueline has been honoured for the tremendous work she does.
“She is a great believer in giving existing staff every opportunity to further their careers through training and education.
“She is also an advocate of Healthcare Science as a career path and works closely with Glasgow Caledonian University and Stow College during the 15 week placement period students need to undergo if they have chosen Healthcare Science as their career path.”
“Jacqueline is a worthy winner of the award of Healthcare Scientist of the year for her outstanding and sustainable contribution to the profession.”
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Pic: Jacqueline (right) receives her award from Jacqui Lunday-Johnstone (left) Healthcare Science.