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Sheona MacLeod

Professor Sheona MacLeod

Director of Education and Training, NHS England

Professor Sheona Macleod is NHS England’s Director of Education and Training.

She worked clinically as a General Practitioner, an Occupational Health Advisor to a number of regional industries, as Clinical Assistant in the local community hospital, and as a Medical Officer for Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) service.

She was appointed as GP Dean in 2009 and Postgraduate Dean in September 2012. She was also the Regional Director of Education and Quality from 2013 to 2014 and was appointed as Deputy Medical Director in October 2017. Sheona covered the Interim Medical Director and Director of Education and Quality role in Health Education England during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 and was responsible for the successful development and delivery of COVID 19 Training Recovery programme.

Sheona led the Future Doctor review and a number of national working groups focussing on how to accelerate improvements in education and training including the Enhancing Doctors Working Lives Programme.

Her current role is focussed on improvement in Healthcare Education and Training and its essential contribution to the NHS Long Term Workforce Plan.

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