Health and Social Care

  • 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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  • National Conversation – Creating a Healthier Scotland: What Matters to You?

    28th August 2015 by

    From August 2015 to April 2016 the Scottish Government is holding a national conversation on health and social care services in Scotland. The conversation is seeking views on what a healthier Scotland should look like in the next 10-15 years from now and how people in Scotland can be supported to be as healthy as…

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  • Chief Officers Spotlight: Ron Culley, Western Isles

    28th August 2015 by

    To my mind, the integration of health and social care is centrally focused on answering two important questions. First, how do we use optimally the resources delegated to the Integration Joint Board? Second, what does the delivery of good and effective integrated care and support look like? The former is at the heart of the…

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  • Director of Adult Care’s Spotlight: Jan Baird

    29th July 2015 by

    Integration is a daunting prospect and now the subject of most conversations nationwide, but in part of Highland – Highland Council area – it is now the way they do things. In this, the first of two blogs, we first report on the NHS Highland experience of the Lead Agency Model for adult social care….

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  • Innovative Health Intelligence – Augmenting Integration and Quality

    27th May 2015 by

    – We all know that Health and Social Care Partnerships will play a pivotal role in improving the health and wellbeing of the people in Scotland. Effective information is going to be essential to ensure intelligence underpins local strategic planning and decision making. Here at the Information Services Division, part of Public Health and Intelligence…

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  • Chief Officers Spotlight: Julie Murray

    20th May 2015 by

    – There has been an integrated Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) in East Renfrewshire since 2006, so we are fortunate to have quite a mature partnership with high degrees of trust and strong relationships, both across our parent organisations and with our partners in the third and independent sectors. We have an integrated management…

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  • Glasgow to host Leading Integration for Quality event

    23rd April 2015 by

    Registration is now open for the NHSScotland Event 2015, which will take place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow on 23 and 24 June.‬ This year’s event theme is Leading Integration for Quality. With the implementation of the new legislation to integrate health and social care currently underway, this year’s Event…

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  • Active and Healthy Ageing: An Action Plan for Scotland 2014 – 2016

    13th May 2014 by

    Our vision is for all older people in Scotland to enjoy full and positive lives – happy and healthy at home or in a homely setting. This positive vision values older people and their contribution to society and empowers them to be active partners in the way support and services are planned and delivered. Community…

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  • Social Services Expo 2014

    19th March 2014 by

    Yesterday we attended the Social Services Expo at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Our team were joined by one of our NHS24 colleagues where we chatted to peers about Care Information Scotland. It was a great opportunity to network and to build relationships with stakeholders that could play an instrumental part of the success of the…

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  • The moment the Public Bodies Bill was passed..

    28th February 2014 by

    On Tuesday the 25 February the Public Bodies Bill was passed in parliament. A huge thank-you to everyone who has worked so hard and contributed to helping make this happen. There is a lot of work still to do regarding implementation but we are one step closer now to integrating health and social care. We…

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