Dr Iain Wallace

Dr Iain Wallace is currently the Medical Director of NHS Lanarkshire. He studied Immunology and Medicine at the University of Glasgow and later gained a MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School.

He practised as a GP Principal in the south-side of Glasgow for 10 years before being appointed in 1999 as Medical Director of Greater Glasgow Primary Care Trust.

In 2005 he became the Associate Medical Director for the Women and Children’s Directorate in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and for a time combined this role with being interim Medical Director of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. He was appointed Medical Director of NHS Forth Valley in 2010 before moving to Lanarkshire in June 2013.

Dr Wallace is Regional Lead for the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management in Scotland and is Co-chair of the Managed Service Network for Children and Young People with Cancer in Scotland.


Dr Hilary M Dobson OBE, MB ChB, FRCP (Glasg), FRCR

Hilary Dobson is currently deputy to Professor Aileen Keel CBE - the Director of the Innovative Health Delivery Programme Team (IHDP). From 1988 to December 2016, Dr Dobson was Clinical Director, of the West of Scotland Breast Screening Service - one of the largest U.K. Additionally, she was the radiological lead of NHD Greater Glasgow and Clyde symptomatic breast services.

In Scotland, Dr Dobson is Medical Advisor for Quality Assurance for the Scottish Breast Screening Programme and is a member of the Scottish Standing Screening Committee. Since 2015, she sits as a cancer expert on the UK National Screening Committee.

From 2011 to 2016, she was the Lead Cancer Clinician for the West of Scotland Cancer Clinical Network (WoSCAN). She chairs the National Cancer Quality Steering Group (NCQSG) and remains a key influencer in both the development and delivery of a governance system to deliver continuous quality improvement in cancer care.


Recently retired from position of co-chair in 2017, Professor George G Youngson CBE,MBChB,PhD,FRCPEdin,FRCSEd

Professor Youngson's guidance and leadership has been fundamental in the network achieving so much in such a short time period and we are all grateful for his great enthusiasm, expertise and support. George Youngson graduated in medicine from Aberdeen University in 1973. He was appointed a Consultant General Surgeon in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1984 and Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital in 1988. He was awarded a personal chair in paediatric surgery by Aberdeen University in 1999 and appointed as Emeritus Professor in 2010. He was made CBE for services to Child Health in Scotland in June 2009.

He was previously Vice President and Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and is co-convener of the colleges’ Safer Operative Surgery Course and Non Technical Skills (NOTSS) Master Classes.

As past chairman of the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination Board in Paediatric Surgery and member of Specialist Advisory Committees in General Surgery and Paediatric Surgery, his major interests are in surgical education, research into human factors related to surgical performance, and service configuration for children's specialist care. He is a trustee of the Archie Foundation in Aberdeen.


Professor W. Hamish B. Wallace

Professor Wallace is a Consultant in Paediatric Oncology at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh (1992-) and Honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh. He is the National Clinical Director of the MSN for Children and Young People with Cancer in Scotland (2015-).

His main research interests are in fertility prediction and preservation for young cancer patients, Hodgkin lymphoma and mathematical modelling of biological systems.

He is a founding member of the International Society for Fertility preservation (ISFP). He was Chair of the UK Children’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Working Group (2002-13) and President of the European Network for Paediatric Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (2007-13). From 2012-13, he was the Registrar of the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health and is a former Trustee of the children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent (2010-12).

He is a co-author of over 180 peer-reviewed publications (h index 57, i10 index 130), and four books.

Professor Wallace is the co-founder and organiser for the European Symposium on Late Complications after Childhood Cancer (ESLCCC), a biennial international conference on the late effects of the treatment of childhood cancer. Please go to where you will find more information on Professor Wallace’ research developments.


National Network Manager: Tracy Davis

National Clinical Leads:

  • Lead for Teenagers and Young People - Dr Nicholas Heaney
  • Lead for Palliative Care - Dr Diane McIntosh
  • Lead for Neuro-oncology - Dr Jairam Sastry
  • Lead for Psychology - Isabella Anderson
  • Lead for Pharmacy - Dr Neil Richardson
  • MSN CYPC & Teenage Cancer Trust Lead Nurse for TYA cancer in Scotland - Liz Watt
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist & Long Term Follow-Up of Survivors of Childhood & TYA cancers - Bernadine Wilkie and Jane Belmore
  • Lead for Nursing - Ali Hall
  • Lead for Allied Health Professionals - Gillian Matheson

National Network Administration

  • Data & Communications Officer - Sarah Ritchie
  • Project Support Officer - Joanna Macfadyen
  • Project Support Officer - Victoria Sanderson
  • Teenagers and Young Adults MDT Coordinator - Marnie Black
  • Paediatric MDT Coordinator - Pamela Gibson
  • Network Support Officer - Pauline Ireland

How to get in touch with us:

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  • Telephone: 01382 835198
  • Address: Managed Service Network for Children and Young People with Cancer, Kings Cross Hospital, Clepington Road, Dundee DD3 8EA