Welcome to the second Integration newsletter, and thank you very much for all your feedback and comments on issue 1. One of the main things that came up was about the use of terms like ‘acute’ and ‘primary care’ without defining them. So let’s put that right…primary care refers to the services provided by health professionals in either clinics or practices, or sometimes in a patient’s home.
Welcome to our first Health and Social Care Integration newsletter which aims to keep you up to date with news and information about integration in Glasgow City. We plan to issue the newsletter on a monthly basis as part of our commitment to regular, clear communications with colleagues, key partners and stakeholders. We’ve been listening to your feedback on the kinds of things you want to hear about, and we hope you like the more convenient format and fresh new look. If you have any suggestions for how we can improve further, please tell us.
You can read about how the Homelessness Services Team, part of Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, has developed some new ways of working with partner agencies in the third sector to focus on better outcomes for the most vulnerable citizens with complex needs who find themselves homeless.
In this issue we feature Project Search - our work experience programme that supports young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to get and keep a fulltime job.
We also focus on Anticipatory Care Planning and the benefits of Cordia Supported Living and Telecare.
Plus its time to nominate a staff team or individual for the Facing the Future Together Awards 2017.
In this issue we feature the official openings of the new Maryhill Health and Care Centre and the new Glasgow Psychological Trauma Centre. An exciting new development is the consultation on the proposed development of a Health and Social Care Hub at Parkhead in April and May. We also feature work with Young Carers and the Children and Young People Services Plan 2017-20.
In this issue we talk about the success of staff at recent Award ceremonies, Adult Support and Protection, and how the Telecare Service helps people stay safe at home. We also give an update on our Provider Event and the work of the Glasgow City Community Respiratory Team (pictured above) who featured in the British Lung Foundation’s World COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Day Campaign.
In this issue we talk about Single Point of Access for District Nursing, the Dementia Bus visiting Glasgow and also provide an update on our Participation and Engagement Strategy following our recent public consultation.
Inside we’ve got a wide range of stories celebrating integration including recent awards success for staff and two public consultations, firstly on the Integration Joint Board’s Participation and Engagement Strategy and secondly The Sexual Health Strategic Plan 2016-19.
Inside we’ve got a wide range of stories celebrating integration including the results of this year’s School Health Summit, Anticipatory Care, an event to mark successes in Children and Young People’s Mental Health, a feature on Cafe Gro, the latest from the Poverty Leadership Panel and much more!