Health and Social Care

  • The King’s Fund Learning from Chief Officers in Scotland

    22nd June 2018 by

    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…

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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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  • 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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  • Chief Officer’s Spotlight: Keith Redpath, West Dunbartonshire

    24th September 2015 by

    Integration isn’t new to West Dunbartonshire – our successful Community Health & Care Partnership was established in 2010, and that has enabled us to now seamlessly progress into being a Health & Social Care Partnership that embraces adult and older people’s services, children’s service and criminal justice services. In taking all of this forward, I…

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  • All Aboard the Food Train

    17th September 2015 by

    Working as a Policy Manager in the Adult Social Care Policy team I hear of so many stories about what is going on locally which is making such a difference to people’s lives. One of the many organisations doing so is the Food Train and when I was given the opportunity to see first-hand how the…

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  • Self Management: Putting People in the Driving Seat of Integration

    16th September 2015 by

    My final year at University was hard enough with exams, dissertations and impending career choices filling my thoughts and driving my actions. When I was diagnosed with diabetes in 1993, I had no understanding at all of ‘self management’, everything about my diabetes was new to me. It was never discussed, and I certainly never…

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  • SDS and Integration: How DPO’s can affect change

    3rd September 2015 by

    Why are User-led Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) so important to the development of SDS and health and social care integration? Health and Social Care Integration; it feels like big stuff. Talk of joint working teams, single management structures, agreed decision making protocols… it can sometimes feel quite daunting. So what’s it really all about and…

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