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
Registration for this year's NHS Scotland Event (30th-31st May, Glasgow) is now open and is FREE. We were delighted that VHS was invited to put forward three of our member organisations to present sessions and we encourage you to register to attend these, and indeed the whole event. The aim of the … [Read more...] about Third sector partners in force at NHS Scotland event 30-31 May 2019
Briefing and discussion An opportunity for third sector organisations to actively engage with Audit Scotland on their latest progress report and recommendations on integration: Health and Social Care Integration: Update on Progress published 15th November 2018. The report says significant … [Read more...] about Audit Scotland Review of Health and Social Care Integration