Health and Social Care

  • Equipment and Adaptations Guidance Published

    12th December 2022 by

    Our consultation on revised guidance on the Provision of Community Equipment and Adaptations closed on 6 June 2022, with a total of 67 responses received, and you can read the published responses, and Summary Report on the Consultation Hub web page. Overall, the responses to the Consultation Survey have been very positive. Respondents were asked...

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  • Care homes: why ‘My Health My Care My Home’ matters

    15th July 2022 by

    Dr Paul Baughan, GP and Professional Adviser to CMO on Ageing and Health reflects on the development of ‘My Health My Care My Home’, a newly published healthcare framework for adults living in care homes.

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  • “Hear my voice and return to sender”: hearing the voice of people living in care homes

    18th March 2022 by

    “Hear My Voice and Return to Sender” is a collaborative project between Abbotsford Care and the Care Home Hub from Fife Health and Social Care Partnership. The project is exploring new methods of feedback and engagement to support the development of the Scottish Government's new healthcare framework. As part of developing this framework, we have had many engagement sessions. Hearing the voice of people living in care homes will be an important part of this process.

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  • Housing Solutions Change Programme: Training modules evaluation report

    1st November 2019 by

    Following on from the Scottish Government’s Adapting for Change improvement programme Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Improvement Hub (iHub) commissioned the development of the Housing Solutions change programme,.  The programme aimed to embed learning, and ensure practitioners involved in the housing adaptations process had the skills they need to help people make informed decisions about their homes....

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  • Health & Social Care – The Occupational Therapy Contribution

    28th November 2017 by

    On the 1st November I joined around 90 Occupational Therapists and Managers in Dunblane to hear about the contribution they are making to the National Health and Wellbeing outcomes in relation to Health and Social Care Integration. Participants shared their experiences and progress within their own Partnerships and heard about approaches and models being used...

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  • Optimising the Quality of Life for Older People

    28th November 2014 by

    NHS Health Scotland has developed an Outcomes Framework for Older People working with the Scottish Government’s Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) policy team, the Scottish Government Analytical Services Division, the Joint Improvement Team and local partnerships. The work is closely linked to the ‘Stitch in Time’ project, led by Evaluation Support Scotland on the...

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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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  • The Future of Residential Care for Older People in Scotland

    4th April 2014 by

    For the last year, we’ve been working with COSLA, Scottish Care and a wide cross-section of representatives from the care sector, NHS, housing and older people’s organisations to draw up recommendations for the future of residential care in Scotland. The Task Force, under the expert co-chairmanship of Douglas Hutchens and Cllr Peter Johnston, has produced...

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