Andy is a consultant health psychologist and works half time in the adult diabetes service. His role predominantly involves provision of training to staff across primary and secondary care on behavioural change and the interface between psychological factors and self-care.
Andy also runs a brief intervention clinic for people with mild-to-moderate emotional problems and difficulties with self-care ( patient leaflet). The brief intervention clinic consists of one 30 minute assessment and up to six further 20 minute appointments.
Andy has contributed to various national bodies such as SIGN and the Psychology Working Group (a sub-group of the Scottish Diabetes Group).
Mary is a Chartered Psychologist (in Divisions of Health and Sport and Exercise Psychology). Mary works 4 hours a week in the adult diabetes service to pilot a one to one physical activity consultation service for patients. During the 18 month pilot Mary will be recruiting patients who attend clinics at Woolmanhill, Gilbert Road and Brimmond Medical Groups.
Mary also works part time for the NHS and Aberdeenshire Council in a health improvement role.