Health and Social Care

  • Buurtzorg – An Innovation in Health Care

    18th November 2015 by

    Buurtzorg care organisation, based in the Netherlands, has revolutionised the care sector in Holland using the old principles of community care. Founded in 2007 by Jos de Blok, a former community nurse and manager, it has grown from just 4 nurses at its inception to one currently employing 9500 nurses, providing care to 70,000 patients...

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  • Policy Update: Integration of Health and Social Care

    28th October 2015 by

    Consultations In Progress The Scottish Government is currently conducting two targeted consultations in relation to consequential amendments as a result of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014. The first consultation is in relation to the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Integration Joint Boards) (Scotland) Order 2014 and the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Integration Joint...

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  • Chief Officer’s Spotlight: Janice Hewitt, North Lanarkshire

    28th October 2015 by

    As we sit a few months out from the formal implementation date of Health and Social Care Integration I ask, what will change on the 1 April 2016? Well, at midnight that evening I may not think much changed that day. Foresight may tell me it may be a day of progress, challenge, frustration or joy for...

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  • Chief Officer’s Spotlight: David Leese, Renfrewshire

    26th October 2015 by

    When I took on the role of Chief Officer for the Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) I was excited by the challenges that faced me and the senior team. The challenges were complex – at its simplest I was struck by the need to lead the process to create a new organisation through...

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  • Have Your Say on Scotland’s Third National Dementia Strategy

    26th October 2015 by

    Scotland’s second three year National Dementia Strategy was launched in 2013 with the aim of continuing to improve diagnosis rates and post-diagnostic support, ensuring the highest quality of care and support for people with dementia at every stage of the illness, improving service response in acute care and supporting the growth of dementia-friendly communities. Key...

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  • Home – at the Heart of Integration

    26th October 2015 by

    “There’s no place like home” “Home! Sweet home!” “Home is where the heart is!” We are surrounded by phrases – cliché’s even – that reflect our need for somewhere that we can call home. The importance of people’s home to their physical and mental wellbeing is widely accepted. The picture at the top of this...

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  • Leadership Exchange: A Blind Date-style adventure for health and social care

    26th October 2015 by

    When I imagined my career, I definitely did not expect to become a matchmaker. But here I am, pairing people according to their needs and interests. My goal: sending you off with a perfect stranger, to embark on a stimulating journey out of the ordinary. Of course all of this is strictly professional. I co-ordinate...

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  • Carers, Caring and Care Services – We Care!

    22nd October 2015 by

    Since launching the fresh new Care Information Scotland (CIS) Service in June this year the Partnership and Engagement team at NHS 24 have been busy working with our partners and stakeholders to promote the benefits of the service. For those who look after someone, need care themselves or are planning for future care needs, this re-designed service now...

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  • The Carers Parliament 2015

    22nd October 2015 by

    The Carers Parliament was held on 6 October with carers from all across Scotland attending. Carers took part in a range of discussions on topics including employment, finances, health, services, education, and support when caring ends. There were many issues highlighted that were cross-cutting – where action or inaction in one area directly affects more...

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  • Launch of Consultation on the National Care Standards

    22nd October 2015 by

    This week saw the launch of a consultation on the draft over-arching principles of the new National Care Standards. Many people will be aware that the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland are leading the development of Scotland’s new National Care Standards. These will be developed with people who use services, providers and other interested parties, and...

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