Health and Social Care

  • Register Now for the NHS Event 2018

    23rd April 2018 by

    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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  • Integration Team visit the Social Bite Housing Project

    23rd August 2017 by

    Social bite house

    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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  • Cabinet Secretary launches Care about Angus

    10th March 2016 by

    “When I first started it took me about a week before I worked out who was a staff member and who was a volunteer – everyone contributed so much” explained Barry as the car pulled out from Dundee station. As we sped past a huge Desperate Dan mural on the way out of town towards...

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  • West Dunbartonshire Link Up Community Services and Support

    15th December 2015 by

    West Dunbartonshire Link Up supports older people to live well in the community. Run by the West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Service (CVS), Link Up relies on highly trained volunteers – all aged 55 years and over – to help people in the community to access services and...

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  • Living Well in Communities

    2nd December 2015 by

    This blog post takes a closer look at Living Well in Communities, a new portfolio of improvement work which aims to help people to live well in their communities. The portfolio Living Well in Communities is a collaboration between Healthcare Improvement Scotland, the Joint Improvement Team and the Quality and Efficiency Support Team, which aims...

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  • The Buurtzorg model: Caring for each other with mutuality at the core

    18th November 2015 by

    In this blog post, Ian Mitchell talks about his recent visit to the Netherlands and his own personal experiences shadowing Buurtzorg Community Nurse, Thomas on his morning house visits in the local community.  Crack of dawn – the town of Wijk bij Duurstede in central Netherlands I set off from the town square by traditional...

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  • Integrated partnership project lauded by former Public Health Minister

    28th November 2014 by

    Former Minister for Public Health Michael Matheson recently visited an East Kilbride-based community team of social and health care professionals which was shortlisted at the 2014 Herald Society Awards. NHS Lanarkshire’s Integrated Community Support Team (ICST) has previously been recognised by its peers at the 2013 Scottish Health Awards and the 2014 Patient Experience Network...

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  • Update on Meal Makers community project

    13th October 2014 by

    We recently blogged about Meal Makers, a Dundee-based pilot project that was launched on August 6, 2014. The initiative connects volunteers of any age who have a passion for cooking and want to be active in their communities (Cooks), with older neighbours (Diners) who would appreciate a home cooked meal. Meal Makers Project Manager Emma...

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  • Aberdeen Community Health and Care Village and the Golden Games

    16th June 2014 by

    When we asked through this blog back in January for opportunities for the team from Integration and Reshaping Care to get out and about and see good examples of how reshaping care for older people is being carried out on the ground, we received a few great invitations, and I was lucky enough to get...

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