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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 confidential multidisciplinary mental health service with expertise in 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.

If you are a regulated practitioner working in Scotland, you can get a better understanding of what the service provides and refer yourself by visiting:

Accessing the service in Scotland ( or you can also email or call 0300 0303 300.

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