Health and Social Care Integration

  • Supporting National Power of Attorney Day

    19th November 2019 by

    We’re are supporting National Power of Attorney Awareness Day, which falls on 20 November 2019. National Power of Attorney Awareness Day provides a perfect opportunity to encourage everyone to obtain a power of attorney (PoA) and help them plan properly for the future. A power of attorney is a legal document that gives another person,...

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  • The King’s Fund Learning from Chief Officers in Scotland

    22nd June 2018 by

    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 by

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    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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  • Buurtzorg – An Innovation in Health Care

    18th November 2015 by

    Buurtzorg care organisation, based in the Netherlands, has revolutionised the care sector in Holland using the old principles of community care. Founded in 2007 by Jos de Blok, a former community nurse and manager, it has grown from just 4 nurses at its inception to one currently employing 9500 nurses, providing care to 70,000 patients...

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  • Home – at the Heart of Integration

    26th October 2015 by

    “There’s no place like home” “Home! Sweet home!” “Home is where the heart is!” We are surrounded by phrases – cliché’s even – that reflect our need for somewhere that we can call home. The importance of people’s home to their physical and mental wellbeing is widely accepted. The picture at the top of this...

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  • Leadership Exchange: A Blind Date-style adventure for health and social care

    26th October 2015 by

    When I imagined my career, I definitely did not expect to become a matchmaker. But here I am, pairing people according to their needs and interests. My goal: sending you off with a perfect stranger, to embark on a stimulating journey out of the ordinary. Of course all of this is strictly professional. I co-ordinate...

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  • Carers, Caring and Care Services – We Care!

    22nd October 2015 by

    Since launching the fresh new Care Information Scotland (CIS) Service in June this year the Partnership and Engagement team at NHS 24 have been busy working with our partners and stakeholders to promote the benefits of the service. For those who look after someone, need care themselves or are planning for future care needs, this re-designed service now...

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  • The Carers Parliament 2015

    22nd October 2015 by

    The Carers Parliament was held on 6 October with carers from all across Scotland attending. Carers took part in a range of discussions on topics including employment, finances, health, services, education, and support when caring ends. There were many issues highlighted that were cross-cutting – where action or inaction in one area directly affects more...

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  • Launch of Consultation on the National Care Standards

    22nd October 2015 by

    This week saw the launch of a consultation on the draft over-arching principles of the new National Care Standards. Many people will be aware that the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland are leading the development of Scotland’s new National Care Standards. These will be developed with people who use services, providers and other interested parties, and...

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  • Social Work Complaints Procedure Consultation

    22nd October 2015 by

    As we continue to make progress towards integrated health and social care, one area that’s overdue for change is the social work complaints system, with the existing procedures dating from 1996. The need for the reform of handling complaints whether in relation to health or social work services, is to handle them in an effective,...

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