The Scottish Community Link Worker Network is a new national network for primary care community link working in Scotland.
The aim of the network is to create a space for community link workers in primary care settings in Scotland to come together to share learning and to develop, network and support each other in order to improve outcomes for their patients and communities.
The network has a number of key objectives:
- Provide a forum to enable peer-to-peer support for primary care community link working across Scotland
- Raise awareness of the community link worker role in tackling health inequalities
- Strengthen the contribution of community link workers to primary care teams and enable greater understanding of community link working within primary care settings
- Identify and maximise training, learning and development opportunities to professionalise the community link worker role
- Provide a collective voice to influence policy regarding community link working
The direction and work of the network is currently supported by a working group of community link workers as well as an advisory group of community link worker programme leads.
If you are interested in joining the Scottish Community Link Worker Network or want to find out more about it and future events, then please contact Roisin Hurst, Network Development Officer.
Community Link Workers working within primary care have told the Scottish Government that the lack of an appropriate national platform, network or community of practice in Scotland means that opportunities for shared learning, continuous professional d …