Areas of Interest: Clinical Sciences
Keywords: healthcare Equality health inequality remote and rural flexible training equality of access reducing inequality
Marion is a Consultant Physician in Geriatrics in Aberdeen and is Associate Postgraduate Dean for Medicine and Diagnostics in the North of Scotland, a region encompassing Grampian, the Highlands, Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles. She is a Council Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and has held a variety of College roles including Chair of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Group. She completed the Scottish Quality and Safety Fellowship in 2013. The central tenet of Marion’s work is to improve equality of access to healthcare across Scotland, focusing on our remote and rural populations. Delivering flexible, person centred healthcare training creates realistic opportunities for career development and attracts and retains individuals in hard to recruit to areas of Scotland. Similarly, delivering flexible and person-centred care enables our population to access high quality care closer to home in a way that improves health, wellbeing and environmental outcomes.
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