JIT’s Top Ten Supports for Integrated Care

Resource

The JIT has identified ten specific improvement supports that it will deliver to help partnerships to build local capacity and capability for adaptive change and improvement in the design and delivery of integrated care These have been agreed by the JIPB and endorsed by the Health and Social Care Management Board, Ministerial Strategic Group for […]

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Scottish Housing and Support Conference

Event

‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ is the theme for the Scottish Housing and Support Conference on Thursday 9 October 2014 in the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, Haymarket, Edinburgh. It takes a positive and practical focus with up to the minute topics and lots of opportunity to network and hear from service users and practitioners. […]

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Medication support service for paid carers & clinical medicines management service

Examples of Practice

Review the council medication policy to ensure robust processes were in place for carers managing and administering medicines.

Due to shifting the balance of care, more patients with complex health needs are being looked after in the community therefore there is a need for specialist pharmaceutical care input, normally only available in the hospital setting.

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Reducing risk when older people fall

Examples of Practice

It is important to look for underlying reasons why people fall and if these are preventable. We know that falls record the highest total length of stay for all admissions and can result in a fracture with the associated loss of confidence and lengthy rehabilitation. Many older people have a ‘community alarm’ and use this to call for help when they have fallen with immediate support provided through the Social Care Response Service (SCRS). Information relating to the call out is gathered by the service and logged, however the information is not shared and other than GP/Emergency service referrals, there is no pathway from the service to falls clinics, etc.

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Early Input for Dementia by Speech and Language Therapy

Examples of Practice

This Example of Practice is a case study which highlights the use of additional AHP support which was provided to community service users through the use of Change Fund resources.

Service user was referred to speech and language therapy by her GP.  She had been experiencing significant word-finding difficulties and was worried about her memory. Previously service user would have waited a lengthy period for assessment which would have required out patient assessment.

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