Mental Health Services in Tayside (Independent Inquiry)

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

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Recruitment plays a part. In an earlier answer, I set out the steps that the Scottish Government is taking to increase the number of medical students who are taking up training in psychiatry. The issue of the number of students studying psychiatry is not exclusive to Scotland, or to Tayside; it is faced across much of the western world.

We need to look at investing in, and improving the capabilities of, our other healthcare professionals, and at ensuring that our services are provided with quality and safety, regardless of the profession that is delivering the service.