Health and Social Care

  • Reflections on Data at DigiFest 2021

    7th December 2021 by

    Imme Jones is Policy Lead for Data Strategy and Data-Driven Innovation in the Digital Health and Care Directorate. Last week I attended Digital Health and Care Festival 2021 (#Digifest21). The event was entirely virtual following the success of last year and taking into account the circumstances of the pandemic. It was a packed couple of…

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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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  • Social Work Complaints Procedure Consultation

    22nd October 2015 by

    As we continue to make progress towards integrated health and social care, one area that’s overdue for change is the social work complaints system, with the existing procedures dating from 1996. The need for the reform of handling complaints whether in relation to health or social work services, is to handle them in an effective,…

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