Alison Smith has retired from her post as HR Lead, Employability Services, after 41 years of dedicated service to the NHS.
Alison first qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1979 and her first post was within West Cumbria before moving to Dundee in 1981 where she worked at the Limb Fitting Centre in Broughty Ferry.
Alison had a variety of posts within Tayside before leaving to take up a secondment with the Scottish Executive in 2005. On her return in 2006, she was instrumental in setting up the first Healthcare Academy, developing relationships with internal and external partners.
In her retirement, Alison is looking forward to spending more time with family and friend, and finding new interests and adventures. She is also looking forward to exploring more of Scotland.
Dilip Nathwani retired earlier this month from his position as consultant, a role he has held for 26 years. Between 1993 and 2014 he led the NHS Tayside Infectious Diseases service into effectively meeting the modern challenges of infection.
From 2001-2015 he was Lead Clinician and Chair of the Anti-microbial Management Team. He successfully led efforts in improving the quality of antimicrobial prescribing. Dilip also spent three years leading the implementation of the national sepsis programme.
His involvement and leadership in the field of antimicrobial stewardship, sepsis and MRSA/CID management has been recognised throughout the world. In 2011 he was appointed by the European Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases as Chair of their European Study Group for Antibiotic Policies.
He has also led and participated in the World Health Organisation (WHO) expert groups on creating a competency framework and curriculum development for healthcare professional training in Antimicrobial resistance.
Last year he was invited by the WHO to develop antimicrobial stewardship implementation tool kits for lower and middle income countries. This toolkit is now in the process of being implemented globally.