Special Medical Interests: Dr Lorraine Harrington MBChB Bsc (Hons)

Special Medical Interests: Dr Lorraine Harrington MBChB Bsc (Hons)

Dr Lorraine Harrington’s extensive special medical interests include: female pelvic pain, endometriosis, vulvar pain, vulvodynia, & chronic pelvic pain
Around 20 years ago, after graduating from the renowned University of Edinburgh with both a Bsc (Hons) in Immunology, and a MBChB, Dr Harrington went on to take post-graduate qualifications at the Resuscitation Council UK, the Royal College of Physicians (UK), the Royal College of Surgeons, and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. This culminated in achieving her FRCA Final, and a FFPMRCA with distinction. Further, she successfully completed a seven year training program which included the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ curriculum for anaesthesia training, as well as her Pain Fellowship at NHS Lothian.

In addition to the aforementioned, Dr Harrington is certified in the Leadership and Management Programme. Furthermore, she has gained formal teaching qualifications, and her accomplishments include a wealth of teaching experience involving both post-graduate and undergraduate medics, as well as nursing staff and other multi-disciplinary specialists. Moreover, she enjoys engaging in regular teaching sessions with junior anaesthetics. She is also certified in the Generic Resuscitation Instructor Course, as well as the Level 1 Clinical Educator Programme.

Professional Appointments

To date, Dr Harrington’s impressive professional appointments have included: serving as an Anaesthetics and Pain Consultant at St Johns Hospital, Livingston; the Pain Lead at the EXPPECT Clinic at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary; a consultant at the Clinical Lead Pain Service for NHS Lothian; an ACTA Secretary; and an ‘Opioid Review Clinic’ organiser.

Prizes & Awards

Dr Harrington has been honoured with the Royal College of Anaesthetists FFPMRCA Distinction Award; the Nick Gordon Medal Runner Up Award for her ‘I.V Fluid Prescription Audit’; and a Poster Presentation at GAT (which involved the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland), for her ‘I.V Fluid Prescription Audit’. She is also in receipt of two distinctions from Edinburgh University.

Research, Publications & Presentations

Known for conducting a broad range of important research papers, publications and presentations on her special medical interests, Dr Harrington, is regarded as a principal investigator, who also runs valuable audits.

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr Harrington  – You can contact her at The Vulva Pain Clinic