Health and Social Care
1st November 2019 by Isla Bisset
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....
29th March 2019 by Isla Bisset
The expansion of free personal care – which was previously only available to those aged over 65 – comes into force on Monday 1 April 2019 and is often referred to as ‘Frank’s Law’ after the former Dundee United footballer Frank Kopel. Frank was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 59 and sadly died...
22nd June 2018 by Isla Bisset
A year after the establishment of integration authorities the Scottish Government and the integration authorities’ Chief Officers invited The King’s Fund to work with them on embedding and developing their roles. We are pleased to say that the King’s Fund has now published it’s report Leading across Health and Social Care in Scotland – Learning from Chief Officers...
24th May 2018 by Alaster Phillips - Digital Strategist
The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.
9th May 2018 by Isla Bisset
Yesterday the Scottish Government published a new advice note to support the strategic commissioning of Palliative and End of Life Care by Integration Authorities. Background In December 2015, the Scottish Government published the Strategic Framework for Action on Palliative and End of Life Care (SFA), which set out the aim that by 2021 everyone in Scotland...
23rd April 2018 by Isla Bisset
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...
28th November 2017 by Isla Bisset
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...
31st August 2017 by Isla Bisset
Last Friday myself and a colleague from Autism policy visited Teviot Court, a new purpose built specialist services for people with Autism, learning disabilities and complex support needs in Penicuik, Midlothian. The service has been built by Midlothian Council on the site of an old community centre. It will provide specialist 24 hour support, based on individual assessed needs, and...
23rd August 2017 by Isla Bisset
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...
10th March 2016 by Linda White
“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...