Health and Social Care

  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care by Integration Authorities

    9th May 2018 by

    Palliative and End of Life Care Advice Note image

    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...

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  • Register Now for the NHS Event 2018

    23rd April 2018 by

    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...

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  • Health & Social Care – The Occupational Therapy Contribution

    28th November 2017 by

    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...

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  • New housing development supporting people with complex needs in Midlothian

    31st August 2017 by

    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...

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  • Integration Team visit the Social Bite Housing Project

    23rd August 2017 by

    Social bite house

    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...

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  • Cabinet Secretary launches Care about Angus

    10th March 2016 by

    “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...

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  • West Dunbartonshire Link Up Community Services and Support

    15th December 2015 by

    West Dunbartonshire Link Up supports older people to live well in the community. Run by the West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) in partnership with West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Service (CVS), Link Up relies on highly trained volunteers – all aged 55 years and over – to help people in the community to access services and...

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  • Health and Social Care Integration Policy Update: December 2015

    8th December 2015 by

    Legislation Twenty-five of the 31 Health and Social Care Partnerships have had their integration schemes formally approved and have been legally established, with five areas fully operational. (East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, West Dunbartonshire and Highland) Scottish Government Officials are continuing to work with partners, providing support to ensure the remaining Integration Schemes are...

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  • Audit Scotland’s Report on Health and Social Care Integration

    7th December 2015 by

    Audit Scotland published their first progress report on Health and Social Care Integration on 3 December 2015, making this a good point at which to take stock and reflect on the progress that’s been made and the challenges which lie ahead. The report contains much that is positive, and it’s particularly welcome that they have found...

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  • Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Change in the Nithsdale Locality

    7th December 2015 by

    What’s your analogy for the way we want to see services working as a result of health and social care integration? Maybe it’s like a central heating system with an integrated thermostat that people can turn up or down depending on their need and control through the their remote Self Directed Support app? Maybe it’s...

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