ALLIANCE Live March Round-up

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 31st March 2021

Catch up on the various podcasts, videos and webinars that have been released throughout March on ALLIANCE Live.

Forensic Mental Health Services Review: an interview with Derek Barron (released 18/03/21)

Lucy Mulvagh, the ALLIANCE’s Director of Policy and Communications, was delighted to sit down with the Review’s Chair, Derek Barron to hear more about the work of the independent review, including who it heard from and what people said about the current system and services.

Watch the full interview with Derek Barron (this link will take you away from our website).

Interview with Professor Catriona Matheson, Chair of the Drugs Deaths Taskforce for Scotland (released 30/03/21)

In a wide-ranging interview, Professor Matheson discusses stigma, COVID-19, mental health and elements of the taskforce’s recent work. This ALLIANCE Live edition is a must-listen if you are interested in drug policy, how plans aim to impact on the health of people who use drugs, and work being done in Scotland to create change.

Listen to the interview with Catriona Matheson (this link will take you away from our website).

Make Links Podcast: Working with the GP shielding list (released 09/03/21)

Episode 2 of the podcast produced by Community Links Practitioners at the ALLIANCE focuses on their experience working with individuals placed in their respective surgeries shielding list. How have individuals responded to being placed on the list? What have been some of the challenges and where have they seen some amazing things happen from the communities they work in?

Listen to the Make Links Podcast (this link will take you away from our website).

Endometriosis Awareness Month (released 16/03/21)

Two podcasts were produced as part of Endometriosis Awareness Month, featuring individuals from Endo Warriors West Lothian and members of the Endometriosis UK Dundee Support Group. In these podcasts our guests share their experiences being diagnosed with endometriosis, living with the condition and the value of peer support.

Listen to the podcast with Endo Warriors West Lothian (this link will take you away from our website).

Listen to the podcast with Endometriosis UK Dundee Support Group (this link will take you away from our website).

Valuing Vaccines campaign (released 31/03/31)

ALLIANCE Director, Irene Oldfather speaks to Bryan Deane, Director of New Medicines and Data policy at the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) about their campaign around vaccine safety.

Watch the video discussing the Valuing Vaccines campaign (this link will take you away from our website).


Do you have a particular topic you have listened to on ALLIANCE Live that you would like to hear more of? Or would like to suggest one that has yet to be covered? Tweet us @ALLIANCEScot and use #ALLIANCELive.

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