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Dr John Mitchell, Principal Medical Officer Psychiatry within the Mental Health Directorate at the Scottish Government.

The DBI programme will feature at the Faculty of Public Health: ‘Social Justice in Public Health’ annual conference in Dunblane on 28-29 November.

Dr John Mitchell, (pictured) Principal Medical Officer Psychiatry within the Mental Health Directorate at the Scottish Government, will give an update on ‘three years of the national DBI pilot programme’.

The Faculty of Public Health event has become a regular feature in the health calendar in Scotland. This year’s conference will focus on social justice, by asking how we maximise prevention to improve health life expectancy across the whole population.

It will also look at the needs of vulnerable groups, ways of improving access to preventative care and addressing the determinants of inequality.

The DBI programme will sit alongside other world-class key note addresses on social justice, mental health, young people and prevention of chronic disease, over the two day event.

Dr Mitchell said: “I’m delighted the organisers have recognised the tremendous impact the DBI programme has had over the past three years and have invited us along to share our story.

“What DBI is attempting to achieve sits perfectly within the scope of the event’s focus, and I’m sure all those present will be impressed by the DBI work undertaken and the progress we have made so far.”