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Mental Health Services in Tayside (Independent Inquiry)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Clare Haughey Clare Haughey Scottish National Party

The development of the whole-system approach to the mental health and wellbeing strategy will create new roles and new opportunities for staff, such as advanced nurse practitioners, and I hope that that will create more capacity and attractive opportunities. As I said earlier, we are working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, NES and medical schools to promote psychiatry as an attractive career. In looking at its services and service redesign, I am sure that NHS Tayside and its partners will consider how to use the skills that they already have in their workforce to maximum effect, which will also be good for staff development.