After some 18 months of unprecedented pressure on key services, the lifting of measures will be seen by many as a new leash of life, an opportunity to reconnect. Restrictions easing will also be a stark reminder of the backlog of needs that must now be addressed. Take loneliness, for example. … [Read more...] about Marie’s Blog: Building a Connected Recovery
Join us to engage with the proposed refresh of Scotland's Digital and Health Care Strategy and to hear more about Scottish Government plans in relation to digital and health care. Originally jointly published by the Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and COSLA in April 2018, the strategy is being … [Read more...] about Digital Health & Care Strategy Refresh
Every day in Scotland more than 30 people have a heart attack. This doesn’t stop for a pandemic. The road to recovery can take time and it’s important that the right measures are in place for support. Research shows that cardiac rehabilitation can reduce the risk of further cardiac events or being … [Read more...] about Richard’s blog: BHF is still supporting the nation’s hearts at home
Overwhelmed, Angry, Worried, Stressed, Lonely, Confused, Sad, Anxious, Guilty, Isolated………… The list of emotional side effects associated with a cancer diagnosis appears endless, with the above just a snap shot of the reasons leading to individuals across Glasgow presenting at their local … [Read more...] about Craig’s Blog: Are we at risk of mothballing our support needs?
VHS have submitted our response to the Health and Sport Committee Inquiry into Social Care. Our response has been informed by a roundtable held with member organisations and a presentation from the Assistant Clerk to Health and Sport Committee who is leading on the Inquiry, Susan Brown. We have … [Read more...] about VHS response to the Health and Sport Committee Inquiry into Social Care
The Health and Sport Committee has launched a consultation into the experiences of social care in Scotland. VHS are hosting a roundtable meeting which will provide an opportunity for VHS members to hear more about the Consultation from Susan Brown the Assistant Clerk to the Health and Sport … [Read more...] about Members Round Table: Social Care in Scotland Consultation
The Culture Strategy for Scotland, which is still in draft form, provides a renewed focus on the role of art and culture in all aspects of our society. As the Cabinet Secretary for Culture said in her address to launch the development of the Culture Strategy in June 2017: “We know that culture has … [Read more...] about Jan-Bert’s blog: Creating a Shared Space for Culture and Health
It’s not often that Renfrewshire can boast having the best results in Scotland. so it’s really positive news that we seem to be leading the field when it comes to falls prevention. Two reports published recently by ISD Scotland and RoSPA show Renfrewshire has the lowest rate of emergency admissions … [Read more...] about Nicola’s Blog: How to Make Scotland a Leader in Falls Prevention