BACP was invited to lead a two hour seminar with Private Practice members in Glasgow to introduce our new Four Nations approach, to share details of the work we are doing to influence policy and practice in Scotland, and to discuss the challenges they are facing on the ground.

This is one of a series of visits we are making to each of the countries to inform our Four Nations approach.

Steve Mulligan, Policy and Engagement Lead, Four Nations said: “It was a fantastic opportunity to talk through the work we are doing to strengthening relationships with decision makers from across the political spectrum in Scotland, and critically to listen to our members, so we can adapt our approach to best serve their needs, as well as finding opportunities where we can work together to secure positive change.”

Susan Knox, a private practitioner from the Isle of Arran, who attends the Private Practitioners Network, said: "Given the distinct social and political environment in Scotland a 'one size fits all' approach was not working and I was pleased to hear more about BACP’s Four Nations approach. After Steve's visit, I felt reconnected to BACP and reassured and I left the meeting feeling very positive.”