Health and Social Care

  • Local Carer Engagement: Resourcing Best Practice Coalition of Carers in Scotland, July 2014

    2nd September 2014 by

    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...

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  • Guest blog by Gail Lumsden from NHS 24 on the CIS redesign project

    29th July 2014 by

    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...

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  • Caring for Smiles – Scotland’s oral health training and support programme for care homes

    23rd July 2014 by

    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...

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  • Health and Social Care Integration Chief Officers Update

    16th July 2014 by

    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’...

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  • National Care Home Open Day

    24th June 2014 by

    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...

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  • The work of the Care for Older People’s team so far

    23rd June 2014 by

    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...

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  • Joint Strategic Commissioning Event

    16th June 2014 by

    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

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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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  • Making Real Improvements in the Drive towards Integrated Care

    13th June 2014 by

    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...

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  • Consultation on Draft Regulations relating to the Care Act 2014

    12th June 2014 by

    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...

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