Link Worker Programme Manager appointed!

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By this post I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Mark Charlton and I’m new in post as the Link Worker Programme Manager. I’ve now been in post for 2 weeks, and what a 2 weeks it’s been!

One of the most positive things about this programme is the number of people who have been involved in it’s development. They are all so committed to the success of the programme. With us all working together, we have a fantastic opportunity to explore the potential of link workers in a primary care setting to reduce health inequalities in Scotland.

I hope that this blog will be a useful place for all of these people to check in with progress as and when they like. I hope that it will also serve to share learning and connect our programme with other, similar initiatives in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

Please do feel free to comment on all blog posts. This is my first time writing a blog and as such I have asked for advice. I’m told that the best blogs are short, updated regularly and ‘written as you speak’. Whilst I wrestle between writing as I speak and keeping it short (the two present a contradiction for me), I do commit to submitting regular updates. It would be nice if you contributed occasionally. That way I know that i’m not all alone in this seemingly infinite world-wide web.



Mark Charlton

Me at Lake Myvatn, Northern Iceland. It wasn’t until I got there that I was told the name translates in to ‘lake of the flies’. It makes the midges at Loch Lomond in the summer seem timid!

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  • Bridget Hume

    December 25, 2013

    Hi Mark
    Would just like to say that im totalky impressed with the comunication prosses and promot contact I have recieved from Alliance Healthcare Glasgow Branch I have just read your blog im impressed with you comments and honesty hope to see you in the near future? This is also my first blog ever.
    Kind Regards
    Bridget Hume

    • linkprogramme

      January 9, 2014

      Hello Bridget,
      I’m honored to be on the receiving end of your first Blog! Thank you for your kind comments. Apologies for the delay in responding, we are currently recruiting a number of posts and much of my time has been spent reading through the many excellent applications that we have received. That and Christmas got in the way a little bit. Thanks for reading and stay in touch.

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