Case Studies

Milne Weir - General Manager, Scottish Ambulance Service, North of Scotland

Company Name: NHS Education for Scotland

Location: Aberdeen

After the NHS management scheme:

  • Planning Officer, Southern General Hospital
  • Directorate Manager for Surgical Services, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • Directorate Manager and Managed Clinical Network Manager, NHS Grampian
  • Project Manager, Emergency Care Centre Project , NHS Grampian


What was it like being a National Trainee?

The National Management Training Scheme was a fantastic learning opportunity which exposed me to a range of work placements across the NHS in Scotland whilst undertaking my MSc in Healthcare Management at the University of Stirling.  I benefited greatly from the management training scheme and have continued my learning in a variety of roles within the NHS.

After completing the scheme: Current Position

I am currently working as the General Manager of the Scottish Ambulance Service in the North of Scotland which covers a wide geographical area including the Northern and Western isles.  It includes five Health Boards, has 650 staff and an operating budget of £25m.


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