NHS Lothian is pleased to confirm that they have been working closely with the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) on evolving an Immunologist-led service for our existing patients.
Over the next few weeks the two organisations will be collaborating to recruit for a permanent Consultant Immunologist to be based in Lothian. This post could have a research element if candidates sought this. The advertised post will also be responsible for overseeing the immunology laboratory.
Attempts to recruit a suitably qualified Clinical Scientist were not successful and it is hoped that the above post offers the most attractive package to prospective applicants.
NHS Lothian will continue to support some patients to be seen in Newcastle and are working with this clinical team to develop options that may see some outreach support from Newcastle to Lothian.
NHS Lothian also recognise the invaluable service given by the Clinical Nurse Specialists, and this service will continue to be a key part of patient service.