Additional supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are to be delivered directly to care homes across Scotland to help meet the increased demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Social care staff are to receive an immediate 3.3% pay increase backdated from April 1. Health secretary Jeane Freeman made the promise during a coronavirus briefing last week, saying that social care employee’s work “is always hugely valued, and never more so than now.”
The future delivery of social care in Scotland and the changes needed to meet current and increasing future demand are the subject of a new Scottish Parliament inquiry.
A new report conducted by Hanover Scotland has concluded that housing is an untapped resource which could help health and social care boards engage better with older people, delivering more effective services as a result. In the Connecting Communities report published today, the housing association
Members of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) have approved plans to accelerate approaches to care for people at home and in a homely setting.
Nicky Connor has been appointed as the director of health and social care in Fife. Nicky brings with her a wealth of knowledge with over 20 years’ experience covering a diversity of public service roles including nursing, acute, specialist and community roles along with professional and clinic
The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (EIJB) has published ambitious plans to transform health and social care services in the capital.
A new report has shown that West Dunbartonshire Health and Social Care Partnership (WDHSCP) is performing well in providing services to children, adults and elderly residents in the area.
Nicky Connor has been appointed as the interim director of health and social care for the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership. The interim role is to enable a seamless transfer of leadership to ensure that the Partnership remains focused on delivering its strategic vision, mission and outcomes f
Complaints about care in Scotland have risen in the past four years, according to the Care Inspectorate.
A new 'Smart Flat' showcasing how the use of technology can support vulnerable people to continue living independently in their own homes has opened in Perth.
A care home operator has been fined £270,000 after a resident of Lomond Court Care Home in Glenrothes put chlorine tablets in his mouth and chewed them, leading to his death. Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court – Image credit: Wiki user Kilnburn
Elderly people in Scotland are waiting too long to receive the social care they require, a new report has warned.
Susanne Millar has been appointed interim chief officer of the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP). She will succeed David Williams, who is now on secondment to the Scottish Government as director of delivery, health and social care integration.
Residents are being asked to comment on a bold new vision for way the city delivers health and social care services. The Edinburgh Integration Joint Board has launched an online consultation as it seeks feedback on its new draft Strategic Plan.