ALLIANCE Live round up 2 – 8 July

Type: News Item Date Published: 8th July 2020
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In the last week, we've spoken to Scotland's Chief Medical Officer, newly qualified nurses on the frontline and people currently shielding.

Chief Medical Officer discusses building Scotland’s capacity against COVID-19

Dr. Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer for Scotland sits down with Carer Voices Lead, Tommy Whitelaw to answer questions brought forward by the ALLIANCE’s membership on the country’s progress in battling COVID-19. In a wide ranging interview with the ALLIANCE on June 30th, Dr Smith thanked members of the public for their response to the unprecedented public health measures that had been put in place, and acknowledged the particular impact that these changes have had on those people who are shielding.

You can watch the full interview by visiting the ALLIANCE’s YouTube channel (this link will take you away from our website).

Retaining the passion for nursing

In this podcast, Tommy Whitelaw is joined by newly qualified nurses Clare Manley and Craig Davidson where he hears more about their journey transitioning from theory to practice and profession during the pandemic and their new podcast initiative ‘Retaining the passion’ where they hope to shine a light on key issues affecting the nursing profession and wider society by speaking to various guests about their lived experiences.

You can listen to this podcast on AnchorFM (this link will take you away from our website).

Shielding during the COVID-19 pandemic

In this podcast, we interview Audrey Birt and Kirsty Gibson, who are both currently shielding in line with the Scottish Governments shielding advice. Hear about the practicalities of shielding, the impact it has had on their family and friends and how they think experiences could be improved.

You can listen to this podcast on AnchorFM (this link will take you away from our website).

Wellbeing Wednesday – Staying in control with MS Society

This week’s Wellbeing Wednesday is a session from MS Society called ‘Staying in Control.’ Lockdown has been difficult for many people and overwhelming at times. This session will take you through some of the emotions you may have been feeling and gives some advice for how to deal with this.

You can watch this Wellbeing Wednesday on YouTube (this link will take you away from our website) and find out more about MS Society on their website (this link will take you away from our website).

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