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Partnership Staff win Improving Health Award at NHSGGC Chairman's Awards

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Published: November 01 2017 | Health Improvement, Primary Care

Partnership staff Rachel Bruce, lead pharmacist, and Chrissie Stuart, a practice nurse, won the Chairman’s Improving Health Category Gold Award for the More than Medicine project based at Crail GP practice, North East Locality.

The Improving Health Category commends staff who have a Healthy Working Lives idea or have implemented an initiative to improve healthy eating, smoking cessation or improving mental health.

Scottish Creative Award for Fostering Campaign

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Published: November 01 2017 | Children and Families

The Partnership’s Families for Children Team was recently awarded the Best Online Campaign at the Scottish Creative Awards for their recent #opentofostering campaign. It was also Highly Commended in the Creative Strategy category - Integrated Strategy.

Cathy Coll, Service Manager at Families for Children, said: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award. Having previously run several campaigns we were able  to use our experience to plan our new campaign. We focused on cost effective digital advertising which has the advantage of being easy to analyse.”

Out of Hours Emergency Homelessness Service based at Hamish Allan Centre

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Published: December 01 2017 | Homelessness

Following the initial pilot of relocating the Out of Hours Emergency Homelessness Service, we are now extending the relocation period. From Monday 11 December, the Out of Hours Emergency Homelessness Service, based at Hamish Allan Centre, will be relocated for 5 days a week until further notice.

On Monday to Friday, the Out of Hours Homelessness Service will now be delivered from Glasgow City Mission. On these nights if someone is homeless and needs a service, then:

Minor Injuries Units Best for Slips, Trips and Falls

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Published: January 01 2018 | Accident and Emergency

The recent bad weather serves as a timely reminder that winter brings an increased risk of slips, trips and falls. Thankfully, the consequences of many falls on snow or ice are simply minor bumps, bruises and breaks.
Winter is always a busy time for our accident and emergency departments so if you fall and suffer a minor injury, the best place for you to get treated is the Minor Injuries Unit.The units are staffed by highly experienced emergency nurse practitioners who treat a range of minor injuries, including sprains and cuts and broken bones.

Mums Help Mums - Breastfeeding Mentors

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Published: January 01 2018 | Breastfeeding

Increasing the number of mums who breastfeed their babies is a Scottish Government priority
to improve child health and reduce inequalities.

In Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s North East Locality, the Health
Improvement Team has adopted a range of different approaches to help our local mums to
initiate and sustain breastfeeding. As well as maintaining our UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative
accreditation, we have established three breastfeeding support groups to help mums access
support from staff and other mums.

Improving Practice in Specialist Dementia Units

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Published: January 01 2018 | Dementia

Balmore Ward at Leverndale Hospital features in the latest Alzheimer Scotland: Dementia In
Scotland magazine. Here is an extract from the article.

Balmore ward is one of 60 specialist dementia care units in Scotland. A small number of these
units – including Balmore Ward – are Specialist Dementia Unit Demonstrator sites, which work
with Focus on Dementia to develop and roll out improved practice.

Palliative Care and End of Life Plan Engagement

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Published: January 01 2018 | Palliative Care
The North West Locality Engagement Forum (LEF) welcomed over 40 individuals, community groups and voluntary sector representatives from across the city to an engagement session on 30 November 2017 in the Albany Centre.

Staff promoting 16 days of action 2017

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Published: January 01 2018 | Health Improvement

16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women is coordinated in Glasgow by Community Safety Glasgow Violence Against Women Team on behalf of the Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership (GVAWP).

Between 25 November and 10 December staff from across Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership localities took part in events with Women’s Aid, Police Scotland and Community Safety Glasgow to raise awareness of issues relating to violence against women.

North East Locality Staff Support Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

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Published: January 01 2018 | Health Improvement

North East Locality Staff supported the Jo's Trust #SmearForSmear Campaign during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week which ran from Monday 22- Sunday 28 January. Staff posed for pictures which were posted on the Partnership's Twitter feed @GCHSCP

Photovoice Exhibition Examines Impact of Alcohol Free Events

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Published: February 01 2018 | Addictions

An innovative Photovoice exhibition from North West Recovery Communities (NWRC) took place in the Buchanan Galleries during the last week of January.  The event was held in the “Good” a store managed by the Kibble children’s charity.  

The exhibition was the culmination of a five month Photovoice project where NWRC, in partnership with Alcohol Focus Scotland, Glasgow City Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) and Edinburgh University, examined the community impact of Alcohol Free Functions in Town (AFFIT).

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