Health and Social Care Integration

  • 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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  • Scotland’s Future – Integration Six Months On

    25th September 2015 by

    At the Scottish Planning Network (SPN) event earlier this month, a mix of health and social care professionals took time out to explore the strategic opportunities and challenges associated with the integration of health and social care. Entitled “Scotland’s Future – Integration Six Months On”, guest speakers shared their experiences and stories of integration whilst...

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  • Social Work: A Recipe for the Future

    24th September 2015 by

    As the professional leadership body for social work, Social Work Scotland has a clear role in supporting the profession as we move into integrated arrangements. Our approach to this has changed as we have become more attuned to what works and what people need. Supported by Scottish Government funding, we have developed a number of...

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  • Director of Care and Learning’s Spotlight: Bill Alexander, Highland

    24th September 2015 by

    For the first two years, people kept asking me, ‘how’s it going?’ I used to say, ‘well; we’re doing it, and it seems OK’. Now, it’s just the norm, it’s the day job. Apart from the governance meetings and the associated bureaucracy (much less than there used to be in the old world) you would...

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  • Chief Officer’s Spotlight: Keith Redpath, West Dunbartonshire

    24th September 2015 by

    Integration isn’t new to West Dunbartonshire – our successful Community Health & Care Partnership was established in 2010, and that has enabled us to now seamlessly progress into being a Health & Social Care Partnership that embraces adult and older people’s services, children’s service and criminal justice services. In taking all of this forward, I...

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  • Creating a Healthier Scotland: Conversation Update

    22nd September 2015 by

    The National Conversation on health and social care is now well underway with fresh content and active social media channels. A number of great events have taken place already with many more on the way. A reminder of what the conversation is: From August 2015 to April 2016 the Scottish Government is holding a national conversation...

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  • Health and Social Care Partners Group Formed

    22nd September 2015 by

    The new Health and Social Care Partners Group replaces the successfully concluded Integration Implementation Group and the Health and Social Community Care Delivery Group. Membership of the new group brings together that of the two successfully concluded groups, including representatives of the health and social care professions, Clinicians, GPs, carers and service users and senior...

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  • All Aboard the Food Train

    17th September 2015 by

    Working as a Policy Manager in the Adult Social Care Policy team I hear of so many stories about what is going on locally which is making such a difference to people’s lives. One of the many organisations doing so is the Food Train and when I was given the opportunity to see first-hand how the...

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  • Self Management: Putting People in the Driving Seat of Integration

    16th September 2015 by

    My final year at University was hard enough with exams, dissertations and impending career choices filling my thoughts and driving my actions. When I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1993, I had no understanding at all of ‘self management’, everything about my diabetes was new to me. It was never discussed, and I certainly never...

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