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ALLIANCE Live with Scotland’s National Clinical Director for Carers Week 2020

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 9th June 2020

For Carers Week, the ALLIANCE partnered with Scotland’s National Carer Organisations for a Q&A session with Professor Jason Leitch.

In partnership with the National Carer Organisations (this link will take you away from our website), the ALLIANCE recorded a podcast with Professor Jason Leitch, Scotland’s National Clinical Director, on the topic of unpaid carers for Carers Week (8-14 June 2020).

We asked our members and wider network to submit questions prior to the interview, to give an idea of the questions unpaid carers would like answers to. ALLIANCE’s Director Strategy and Engagement, Irene Oldfather asked these questions to Jason Leitch for a YouTube video. This important ALLIANCE Live podcast covered the impact of COVID-19, and responses to it, on unpaid carers.

As National Clinical Director, Jason is responsible for quality in Scotland’s health and social care system, including patient safety and person-centred care, NHS planning, and implementing quality improvement methods across the government and the broader public sector.

Watch this exclusive interview with National Clinical Director, Professor Jason Leitch, on YouTube (this link will take you away from our website), or listen to the podcast on AnchorFM (this link will take you away from our website).

We know that unpaid carers are likely to be under additional pressure during the current pandemic. Please visit the National Wellbeing Hub (this link will take you away from our website) for additional support and resources during this time.

ALLIANCE Live highlights emerging issues, examples of good practice and innovation taking place within health and social care throughout Scotland.

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