Isla Bisset

Written 7 posts

Free Personal Care for under 65s

29th March 2019

The expansion of free personal care – which was previously only available to those aged over 65 – comes into force on Monday 1 April 2019 and is often referred to as ‘Frank’s Law’ after the former Dundee United footballer Frank Kopel. Frank was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 59 and sadly died…

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The King’s Fund Learning from Chief Officers in Scotland

22nd June 2018

A year after the establishment of integration authorities the Scottish Government and the integration authorities’ Chief Officers invited The King’s Fund to work with them on embedding and developing their roles. We are pleased to say that the King’s Fund has now published it’s report Leading across Health and Social Care in Scotland – Learning from Chief Officers…

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Palliative and End-of-Life Care by Integration Authorities

9th May 2018

Yesterday the Scottish Government published a new advice note to support the strategic commissioning of Palliative and End of Life Care by Integration Authorities. Background In December 2015, the Scottish Government published the Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care (SFA), which set out the aim that by 2021 everyone in Scotland…

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Register Now for the NHS Event 2018

23rd April 2018

Registration is now live for the NHSScotland Event 2018, which is being held on 18 and 19 June at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow. The theme of this year’s Event is ‘Delivering Now. Improving for the Future’. Every year, the Event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the NHS in Scotland…

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Health & Social Care – The Occupational Therapy Contribution

28th November 2017

On the 1st November I joined around 90 Occupational Therapists and Managers in Dunblane to hear about the contribution they are making to the National Health and Wellbeing outcomes in relation to Health and Social Care Integration. Participants shared their experiences and progress within their own Partnerships and heard about approaches and models being used…

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New housing development supporting people with complex needs in Midlothian

31st August 2017

Last Friday myself and a colleague from Autism policy visited Teviot Court, a new purpose built specialist services for people with Autism, learning disabilities and complex support needs in Penicuik, Midlothian. The service has been built by Midlothian Council on the site of an old community centre. It will provide specialist 24 hour support, based on individual assessed needs, and…

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Integration Team visit the Social Bite Housing Project

23rd August 2017

Nestled in a shady corner of St Andrew’s Square sits a curious little red house, inviting inquisitive visitors. So a group of us set out on a sunny afternoon to investigate. The house arrived mysteriously in the early hours of last Saturday morning with the help of two 8 tonne forklifts and a group of enthusiastic…

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