Health and Social Care Integration

  • SDS and Integration: How DPO’s can affect change

    3rd September 2015 by

    Why are User-led Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) so important to the development of SDS and health and social care integration? Health and Social Care Integration; it feels like big stuff. Talk of joint working teams, single management structures, agreed decision making protocols… it can sometimes feel quite daunting. So what’s it really all about and...

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  • Communications Focus: The Scottish Borders

    1st September 2015 by

    Engagement Success with Simple Activity People want to be heard and respected. This is often characterised as a basic psychological need which must be met in order for people to be content. In communication, and maybe particularly in corporate communication, it is a challenge to create an environment where everyone is heard. Corporate communication has...

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  • Strengthening the Links Event

    28th August 2015 by

    ‘Strengthening the Links’ is a series of collaborative events that form a key part of the continuous learning and networking process about workforce issues arising as a result of the integration of health and social care. The fourth event in the series, run by the  Scottish Government Health Workforce Directorate,  will be held on 29 October...

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  • National Conversation – Creating a Healthier Scotland: What Matters to You?

    28th August 2015 by

    From August 2015 to April 2016 the Scottish Government is holding a national conversation on health and social care services in Scotland. The conversation is seeking views on what a healthier Scotland should look like in the next 10-15 years from now and how people in Scotland can be supported to be as healthy as...

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  • Chief Officers Spotlight: Ron Culley, Western Isles

    28th August 2015 by

    To my mind, the integration of health and social care is centrally focused on answering two important questions. First, how do we use optimally the resources delegated to the Integration Joint Board? Second, what does the delivery of good and effective integrated care and support look like? The former is at the heart of the...

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  • People Connect

    27th August 2015 by

    As we move towards the integration of health and social care, how we communicate across sectors is vitally important. Connecting, sharing best practice, and learning from each other’s experiences will help us to understand the needs of those who use health and social care services. People Connect, an online social directory is now available to...

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  • Resources from the NHSScotland Event 2015 Now Available

    5th August 2015 by

    All resources from the NHSScotland Event 2015 are now available on the Event website at www.nhsscotlandevent.com. In its 10th year, the NHSScotland Event proved to be a resounding success with over 1,600 registered delegates from NHSScotland, the wider public sector and the third sector coming together to share learning and spread good practice. The theme...

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  • Save the Date: ‘Living well in Later Life and Think Frailty’ Conference

    29th July 2015 by

    The Improvement Network for Integrated Care and Support is delighted to announce an exciting two day learning event; ‘Living well in Later Life and Think Frailty’ taking place on 26th – 27th October at Heriot Watt Conference Centre in Edinburgh. Please see attached the ‘Save the Date’ Flyer for further information. The event is aimed at:...

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  • Director of Adult Care’s Spotlight: Jan Baird

    29th July 2015 by

    Integration is a daunting prospect and now the subject of most conversations nationwide, but in part of Highland – Highland Council area – it is now the way they do things. In this, the first of two blogs, we first report on the NHS Highland experience of the Lead Agency Model for adult social care....

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  • Caring for our Carers

    22nd July 2015 by

    “At its heart, health and social care integration is about ensuring that those who use services get the right care and support whatever their needs, at any point in their care journey.” Carers Scotland believes that carers and people who use services must be at the heart of all decisions – both strategic and on an...

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