Date: 31 Aug 2023
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
Location: Webinar

Primary Care Resilience Webinar #12 - Connect, rebuild and move forward

In this webinar series, the ihub Primary Care Improvement Portfolio team share the learning through a range of topics, enabling you to take part in discussions and reflect on what this could mean for the future of Primary Care. 

The response to COVID-19 led to a rapid change in how general practice operates. To support the sharing of learning, we developed a Primary Care Resilience Webinar series in collaboration with colleagues from Scottish Government, the Royal College of General Practitioners and NHS Education for Scotland.

Webinar on Mental Health and the Primary Care Multidisciplinary Team 

Improving mental health is a priority and the focus of national strategy in Scotland. The Scottish Government has a commitment to ensure good quality mental health services are available for everyone that needs them and that everyone can get the right help at the right time, expect recovery, and fully enjoy their rights, free from discrimination and stigma. Improving mental health MDT capacity in primary care is crucial for the development and sustainability of new ways of delivering continued high quality services to patients.

In this webinar, we aim to facilitate an engaging discussion on the challenges and opportunities of multi-disciplinary team working in mental health settings within primary care services by looking at:

  • relevant policies
  • person-centred care, and
  • examples of local initiatives.


We have a very exciting line up of speakers:

  • Alistair Cook, Principal Medical Officer for Mental Health, Scottish Government
  • Gordon Johnston, Public Partner, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Kirsten Woolley, Professional Advisor for Health and Social Care Workforce Wellbeing, Scottish Government, Scottish Clinical Lead for Workforce Specialist Service and GP, NHS Lothian
  • Karen Darroch, Integrated Service Manager in Mental Health and Substance Use, Midlothian HSCP
  • Gail Forrest, Lead Officer, Angus Adult Integrated Medical Health Services, and James Kennedy, Nursing Team Leader, Community Mental Health Team North Angus, Angus HSCP


The aims of this webinar series are to:

1. reflect on what we have learnt from this experience

2. explore what changes we have made and what we need as we move forward, and

3. connect and learn from each other.

Who is this Webinar series for?

This webinar series is for all primary care multidisciplinary staff and teams. They focus on current and relevant topics and enable participants to connect with peers, whilst providing feedback on their own experiences.

How do I join?

Register here