TEC Programme – Overview of Year One Activity

Resource

This short paper provides an overview of investment released in 2015/16, grouped where possible into investment themes, and sets out some of the key areas of national activity, including that progressed under the Improvement Programme. TEC Programme – Overview of Year One Activity (July 2015)  

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Adult Befriending Service, Orkney (Update)

Examples of Practice

The health and social care partners in Orkney recognise there is significant evidence to show that isolation can both cause and exacerbate poor health outcomes.  Reducing isolation is understood to prevent or at least delay such outcomes from arising and therefore prevent or at least delay the increased use of other more expensive services.  The Befriending Service therefore forms an integral part of Orkney’s overall approach to the improved health and well-being of older people.

The full Adult Befriending Service Example of Practice (Update) is available here. It is an update of the original Example of Practice published in 2013, which can be accessed here

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Orkney Health and Care – Evaluation Outcomes

Examples of Practice

Orkney Health and Care (OHAC) has been under development as an integrated health and social care partnership since November 2010.  A restructure process has been undertaken to establish an integrated generic management structure, supported by a professional structure.  Staff within teams have been integrated and new joined up ways of working are in place.  An evaluation of the process and outcomes to date was undertaken in late 2013, with facilitation by the Scottish Social Services Council and NHS Education Scotland leadership development Action Learning Programme.

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Partnership working to improve equipment and adaptation services

Examples of Practice

Reviewing all the elements of the community equipment service (as provided by all relevant Orkney Partners), with the aim of producing viable recommendations for service improvement which will support effective service pathways.  The review covered all aspects of the service e.g. governance, finance arrangements, operational store service logistics, roles and responsibilities of Partners in the assessment and provision of equipment, minor adaptations and supporting training needs.

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