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 Royal College of Physicians (London), The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Resuscitation Council UK. 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 include serving as the Clinical Lead Pain Doctor for NHS Lothian, covering The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and surrounding hospitals. Additionally Dr Harrington manages and is the Clinical Lead Pain Doctor for the renowned ‘Excellence in Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis Care and Treatment (EXPPECT) Clinic, – One of a limited number of specialist pelvic pain clinics based within the UK.
In addition to this, Dr Harrington has been instrumental in establishing an opioid support and review clinic and was appointed the ACTA secretary during her training.

Research, Publications and Presentations

Known for conducting a broad range of important research papers, publications and presentations on her special medical interests, Dr Harrington has been appointed as a Principle Investigator of several international multi-centre drug trials. She was invited to guest edit the Chronic Pain chapter within the renouned ‘Smith & Aitkenhead Textbook of Anaesthesia’- and has been an invited expert speaker at international pain and gynaecology conferences.

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.