Health and Social Care

  • 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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  • 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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  • Scotland’s Future – Integration Six Months On

    25th September 2015 by

    At the Scottish Planning Network (SPN) event earlier this month, a mix of health and social care professionals took time out to explore the strategic opportunities and challenges associated with the integration of health and social care. Entitled “Scotland’s Future – Integration Six Months On”, guest speakers shared their experiences and stories of integration whilst…

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  • Creating a Healthier Scotland: Conversation Update

    22nd September 2015 by

    The National Conversation on health and social care is now well underway with fresh content and active social media channels. A number of great events have taken place already with many more on the way. A reminder of what the conversation is: From August 2015 to April 2016 the Scottish Government is holding a national conversation…

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  • Health and Social Care Partners Group Formed

    22nd September 2015 by

    The new Health and Social Care Partners Group replaces the successfully concluded Integration Implementation Group and the Health and Social Community Care Delivery Group. Membership of the new group brings together that of the two successfully concluded groups, including representatives of the health and social care professions, Clinicians, GPs, carers and service users and senior…

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  • Strengthening the Links Event

    28th August 2015 by

    ‘Strengthening the Links’ is a series of collaborative events that form a key part of the continuous learning and networking process about workforce issues arising as a result of the integration of health and social care. The fourth event in the series, run by the  Scottish Government Health Workforce Directorate,  will be held on 29 October…

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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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  • Health and Social Care Information and Resources Updates

    21st July 2015 by

    The Scottish Government website and Care Information Scotland website have been updated with the following information: Delayed Discharge section now includes reference to the National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes and Indicators Independent Living section now includes information on: Leaving Hospital Hospital Based Complex Clinical Care Intermediate Care Discharge Flowchart Road to Discharge Infographic Care Information…

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  • New Online Information Resource for Carers

    16th June 2015 by

    We are delighted to announce that the re-designed Care Information Scotland service is now available. We worked closely with NHS 24 and key stakeholders on the project which involved a far-reaching engagement exercise to understand what people wanted and how the service could be improved. To give a little bit of background on Care Information…

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