Health and Social Care

  • Join the Conversation about Locality Planning at this year’s NHSScotland Event

    23rd April 2014 by

    At this year’s NHSScotland Event on 3 and 4 June at the SECC we will be facilitating a session on locality planning. The session will be run on both days. Entitled ‘The Engine Room of Integration and Improvement’, delegates will get the opportunity to join the conversation about locality planning and hear how others are engaging...

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  • New Interim Director of Health and Social Care Integration

    14th April 2014 by

    Following an interview process Geoff Huggins, currently Head of Mental Health and Protection of Rights Division has been selected to fill the Director, Health and Social Care Integration post on a temporary basis until a permanent appointment is made.  Geoff will take up his new role on Monday 14 April. He succeeds Angiolina Foster who is...

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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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  • Care Information Scotland at the Social Services Expo 2014

    19th March 2014 by

    The lovely Lizzie who works for NHS24 and was helping us raise awareness of Care Information Scotland.

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  • Social Services Expo 2014

    19th March 2014 by

    Yesterday we attended the Social Services Expo at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Our team were joined by one of our NHS24 colleagues where we chatted to peers about Care Information Scotland. It was a great opportunity to network and to build relationships with stakeholders that could play an instrumental part of the success of the...

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  • The moment the Public Bodies Bill was passed..

    28th February 2014 by

    On Tuesday the 25 February the Public Bodies Bill was passed in parliament. A huge thank-you to everyone who has worked so hard and contributed to helping make this happen. There is a lot of work still to do regarding implementation but we are one step closer now to integrating health and social care. We...

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  • Re-designing Care Information Scotland… We need you!

    27th February 2014 by

    Our project to re-design the Care Information Scotland is officially underway. We are expanding the site to provide care information for all carers, cared for and carer support across Scotland. This is a mammoth task and we need YOU to help us shape this service to ensure it is a useful resource. What content would you like...

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  • Call for Ideas: British Irish Council – Autumn Summit in Edinburgh

    24th January 2014 by

    Call for Ideas: British Irish Council – Autumn Summit in Edinburgh We mentioned previously on our blog our team’s involvement in the work of the British Irish Council (BIC). Our team meets with colleagues from the Irish and British governments as part of the social inclusion strand of the BIC https://www.britishirishcouncil.org/work-sectors/social-inclusion which was established following...

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  • Knowing me and knowing you..

    17th January 2014 by

    It’s 2014 and our New Year’s resolution is to utilise social media on a more regular basis.   We are going to use our blog to share good practice, ideas, policy initiatives and upcoming events and we would love to hear all of your plans too. One of our aims this year is to do...

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  • Not a bad view

    17th January 2014 by

    The other morning the most beautiful sky could be seen from the window of our office in St Andrew’s house. It looked so lovely that we had to share.

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