Health and Social Care Integration

  • Chief Officer’s Spotlight: David Leese, Renfrewshire

    26th October 2015 by

    When I took on the role of Chief Officer for the Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) I was excited by the challenges that faced me and the senior team. The challenges were complex – at its simplest I was struck by the need to lead the process to create a new organisation through...

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  • Have Your Say on Scotland’s Third National Dementia Strategy

    26th October 2015 by

    Scotland’s second three year National Dementia Strategy was launched in 2013 with the aim of continuing to improve diagnosis rates and post-diagnostic support, ensuring the highest quality of care and support for people with dementia at every stage of the illness, improving service response in acute care and supporting the growth of dementia-friendly communities. Key...

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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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  • Looking at Loneliness: Integration in Practice

    14th October 2015 by

    Befriending Networks is the infrastructure body which provides support for befriending services across Scotland, and promotes befriending as a valuable addition to the spectrum of social care support for marginalised or vulnerable people. This year we took to the road with our Health and Loneliness Roadshow, facilitating seventeen workshops the length and breadth of Scotland,...

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  • Communications Focus on Dumfries and Galloway

    25th September 2015 by

    “I welcome change, as long as nothing is altered or different.” Down here at Dumfries and Galloway, the feeling of change is ever present. Work has began to change the way we deliver health and social care services as we know them. I think it is fair to say that change can trigger a whole...

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