Lana Cathro

Programme Support Officer, National Maternity Network
Specialist Services & Screening
NHS National Services Scotland

Lana graduated from the University of Abertay Business School in 2012 and took up her first position in NHS Tayside in 2013. During her time in Tayside she worked on a few quality improvement projects and realised that project work was her passion. She moved to NHS Lothian in 2016, where she worked as a Project Support Officer for the Long Term Conditions team and Living it Up, a digital health project. She qualified as a PRINCE2 Practitioner in 2017, and moved to National Services Scotland (NSS) later that year to support the development of the Scottish Trauma Network. Life took her to England for one year, where she worked with the University of Wolverhampton on two digital projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund. There, she further developed her project and digital skill set, which will be invaluable in supporting the rapid advancement of the role of technology in delivering maternity care.

When Lana saw the opportunity to return to NSS and bring her experience and learning from development of the Trauma Network, to the development of the new Maternity Network, she didn’t hesitate to apply for the position. Lana said “I’m very excited to be back in Scotland and to be part of the team”. Lana is currently on maternity leave.