The Scottish working group

The Scottish working group

Scottish Group statement


The Scottish Making It Work Group are a group of remote and rural healthcare researchers, practitioners, managers and directors from across a range of remote, rural, island and special Health Boards. Many members of the Scottish MiW group have been working to address the challenges of remote and rural recruitment and retention for a number of years and bring a broad range of strategic and practical expertise and experience to this current programme of work.

The Scottish MiW Group are inspired to work collaboratively with each other and international partners to make a difference to the lives of remote and rural people and are committed to improving the quality of remote, rural and island healthcare services

Scottish Team Members Biography


Pam Nicoll

Programme Director of the Remote and Rural Healthcare Educational Alliance (RRHEAL)
NHS Education for Scotland


Dr. David Heaney

Rossal Consultancy


Anne Mason

Researcher, Development and Innovation Division, NHS Highland




Anna McIver

Research Facilitator, NHS Highland

Gill McVicar

MBE, Director of Transformation and Quality Improvement for NHS Highland and Executive Lead for NHS Highland on Remote and Rural issues


Claire Savage

Project Researcher, NHS Highland