Health and Social Care
2nd September 2014 by Linda White
As the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 comes into force with a greater move to co-producing services with carers and service users, the Coalition of Carers in Scotland has published a Carer Engagement Paper looking at local arrangements in relation to carer engagement. The key objective of the paper is to establish whether...
29th July 2014 by Eilidh Smith
My role as Partnership and Engagement Officer at NHS 24 Health Information Services is a varied one, meaning can mean one day I can be out speaking to mums at Mother and Toddler events at the local library, managing a stand at the National NHSScotland Annual conference to discussing our process and governance procedures around...
23rd July 2014 by Eilidh Smith
The oral health status of older people in Scotland is changing. No longer can we expect older people living in care homes to have no natural teeth and wear dentures. Currently 46% of people over 75 have retained some natural teeth. What this means for care homes: Toothache can be painful – but for older...
16th July 2014 by Linda White
Chief Officers of the new Integrated Partnership Boards are in the process of being appointed with 23 Chief Officers already in post. During 2014/15 the Chief Officers will lead the transition arrangements for the integration of health and social care in their area. The legislation is due to be enacted in Spring 2015, however, ‘shadow’...
24th June 2014 by Eilidh Smith
On the 20th June 2014 thousands of care homes across the UK opened their doors to the public for National Care Home Open Day. National Care Home Open Day is a day when care homes in the UK can take centre stage, by welcoming the public and arranging lots of events and activities that will...
23rd June 2014 by Eilidh Smith
It has been 6 months since we updated you all on the work the care for older people team would be taking forward in 2014. We felt it was time to give an update on these projects. Reshaping Care for Older People: The Director-General of Health & Social Care and Chief Executive NHSScotland appeared at...
16th June 2014 by Linda White
A major national event is being held later this year which will focus on the analysis required for Integration Authorities to develop their Joint Strategic Commissioning plans in 2015/16. Date: October, 8 2014 Time: 09:30 – 16:00 Venue: Dunblane – Doubletree by Hilton Hotel View the Joint Strategic Commissioning Event Flyer
16th June 2014 by Mike Liddle
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...
13th June 2014 by Eilidh Smith
At the 14th International Conference on Integrated Care in Brussels in April, professionals in the field of integrated care and long-term condition management got together to exchange knowledge, experience and new ideas. The programme was focussed on the following four strands of integrated care design and delivery: Designing policy to support integrated care Supporting integrated...
12th June 2014 by Eilidh Smith
The Care Act 2014 (“the Act”) was introduced in the House of Lords on 9 May 2013 and received Royal Assent on 14 May 2014. The Act creates a legislative basis for local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to make cross-border placements for those who require care in residential accommodation in Scotland. Equivalent...