Olive Herlihy

Consultant Physician

I am a consultant physician with a specialist interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology in NHS Borders and local lead for pump therapy. I am also the Director of Medical Education, the Associate Director for Governance and Quality and more recently Realistic Medicine lead. One of my main areas of interest is quality driven improvement in both clinical services and education. As DME I, along with my team, am responsible for maintaining and developing high quality medical education and training creating a culture of learning within our board. From a clinical perspective as we remobilise, now more than ever, we need to focus on improving quality and delivering best-value care. Patient experiences are an important component of health-care quality. I believe that shared decision making enables the delivery of the right care for each individual, reduces risk and harm and improves our service quality.