A recent initiative allows colleagues to extend their network of contacts across the medical profession including GPs, consultants and other medical professionals in the North east of Scotland.

A successful launch event was attended by 75 doctors. Over 100 doctors from primary and secondary care have been paired up to shadow each other.

GPs and consultants have been working together on the issues previously highlighted such as improving hospital discharges, continuity of care, recruitment, advice and communication, leadership development etc

We are keen to keep the momentum going and update everybody on progress made on the themes identified. Follow up event are your opportunity to meet colleagues and influence these important issues that impact on the quality of patient care and our daily working lives.

The next event is scheduled for 25th May 2016 at 2pm at Thainstone House, Inverurie. The main focus of this is event is on informing priorities around 'Realistic Medicine'. Dr Angus Cameron, Scottish Government Lead for the National Strategy will be in attendance to help us understand what realistic medicine will mean to us and our patients. There will also be opportunities to inform how we can together maximise opportunities for our patients and inform local, regional and national priorities. To register for this event, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01224 558684 (ARI ext 58584).