Linda has an MSc in Advanced Practice, BSc in Nursing with a specialist qualification in adult critical care and has worked within NHS Scotland for over 40 years.
She was one of the first Advanced Nurse Practitioners within Scotland and also one of the first to undertake the non-medical Prescribing qualification within the acute sector.
She is an experienced Clinical Nurse Manager for Advanced Practice within NHS Golden Jubilee Hospital on the outskirts of Glasgow & has also been the Non-Medical Prescribing lead for the trust for many years.
She has presented widely in relation to advanced practice & non-medical prescribing and has been an active board member of the National Non-Medical Prescribing Leads Group for Scotland over many years. This group has representatives from all 14 Scottish health boards, Scottish Government, NHS Education for Scotland & the National Higher Education Institutes group. For the last 4 years has acted as co-chair of this group ensuring a ‘Once for Scotland’ approach to the Non-Medical Prescribing national agenda.