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The Workforce Specialist Service (WSS)





Dr Kirsten Wooley, GP, Workforce Specialist Service

The WSS, delivered by NHS Practitioner Health, is a primary care-led, multidisciplinary mental health service with expertise in confidentially treating regulated health and social services professionals. They specialise in caring for regulated professionals as patients, and as such are experts at the interface between regulation, employment and mental illness and addiction.

The WSS understands your needs as professionals with mental health and/or addiction problems, how this might impact on your ability to seek out help, and how your condition might impact on your work and potentially those in your care. The WSS provider is skilled at helping professionals return to work or training, and they treat practitioners with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety or with more severe illnesses, such as bipolar affective disorder, personality disorders and with a range of addiction issues.

You can access the service in Scotland by following this link, or you can email prac.health@nhs.net or call 0300 0303 300.

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