Kirsty Brightwell

Kirsty Brightwell

GP and Medical Director, NHS Shetland
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Following University in Aberdeen, SHO posts throughout Scotland and New Zealand, Kirsty undertook GP training in Inverness before moving to the Western Isles in 2008. She has worked in a variety of GP roles including clinical lead for various initiatives, GP trainer and GP mentor. She became the Cluster Quality Lead and Associate Medical Director for Primary Care in 2016 working within the Western Isles Health and Social Care Partnership. In 2020 she was appointed as Medical Director in NHS Shetland. She was in cohort 1 of Project Lift’s Leadership Cubed programme. and as part of cohort 1 Kirsty participated in live collaborative work connecting national bodies working with patients and patient groups to improve outcomes. This has generated an interest in how we can connect the system to more of itself.

A traveller from an early age, Kirsty hails from London via Malaysia and New Zealand. Kirsty has 2 boys who are fanatical about mountain biking and a husband who is saving the world through airborne wind energy. A keen swimmer she is struggling with the open water move due to an adverse reaction to the cold.