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  • 3Jul

    NHS launches technology care campaign

    A new campaign by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) encourages people to make use of everyday technology such as mobile phones and tablets, to control and manage their own health, care and wellbeing. The campaign centres on two new animated resources which look at how two different people – Bridget and Hew – use technology to…

  • 13May

    Personalising Realistic Medicine

    Healthcare professionals are being encouraged to deliver a more personalised approach to care by Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Personalising Realistic Medicine, the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report 2017-18, builds on previous annual reports and includes findings from a survey of nearly 2,500 health professionals about Realistic Medicine. It also includes recommendations from the recent Citizens’ Jury…

  • 4Jan

    Scotland’s House of Care programme

    Scotland’s House of Care programme works to make Care and Support Planning conversations routine for people with long term conditions and support self management. The programme works in partnership with Year of Care, Scottish Government and Clinical Lead, Dr Graham Kramer, to support the implementation of House of Care in six Adopter Sites in Scotland…

  • 30Nov

    Guidance for improving health literacy

    Making it Easier – a health literacy plan for Scotland 2017-25, published by the Scottish Government, builds on the current learning about health literacy and aims to remove and prevent barriers.  Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions. The new guidance…

  • 12Oct

    Going in the Right Direction: Health Information for Health and Wellbeing

    A range of events will be taking place across Scotland in public libraries and NHS spaces for ‘Going in the Right Direction: Health Information for Health and Wellbeing’ Going in the Right Direction: Health Information for Health and Wellbeing is an opportunity for services providing health and social care information to promote their services to the…

  • 7Jul

    Support the development of a mobile app to promote good conversations when discussing medicines

    The Alliance Scotland have reported that the Scottish Government Effective Prescribing Team and Digital Health and Care Team want to involve people who use medicines in the development a mobile app that will support good conversations between people using medicines (including carers) and healthcare professionals when reviewing medicines. This app is for people whose use…

  • 16Jun

    Scotland launches new Health and Social Care Standards

    Scotland has launched new Health and Social Care Standards, which will be implemented on 1 April 2018.  The standards will apply to the NHS as well as services registered with the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland, and set out the standard people should expect when using health or social care services. They are focused…

  • 31May

    Personal experiences of self-directed support: New report from the ALLIANCE

    Research published by the ALLIANCE urges local authorities and the Scottish Government to do more to help people take control of their own social care support. The ALLIANCE’s report, ‘Personal Experiences of Self-directed Support’, comes just over three years since SDS became law in Scotland and half-way through the country’s 10-year strategy.  The goal of…

  • 3Feb

    Co-designing digital GP services in Scotland

    Over the past months, the ALLIANCE have been working with people and professionals on ‘Our GP’, a Scottish Government funded project that aims to ‘co-design’ future digital GP services. This has led to the creation of three innovative citizen-led ideas. The ALLIANCE are encouraging the public and professionals in Scotland to now get involved online.…

  • 16Dec

    What are you experiences of digital health and social care in Scotland?

    The eHealth team in the Scottish Government have announced the development of a new Digital Health and Care Strategy. They have developed a new draft vision for the strategy: As a citizen of Scotland: I have access to the digital information, tools and services I need to help maintain and improve my health and wellbeing.…

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