Reminder: No Deal - EU Exit - Social Care Survey

The Scottish Government is working with a wide range of local and national organisations to help support contingency planning in the social care sector in response to the possibility of a No Deal EU exit. As part of this work they have commissioned Scottish Care to research the social care sector's preparedness, levels of contingency planning and resilience factors. This will mean over the next few months as part of this work, they will be looking for sector leaders to share their concerns in 3 separate survey's. These surveys will start by looking at clinical consumables.   

The Scottish Government will use the results of these surveys to understand better how it can support the social care sector to minimise disruptions if the supply of clinical consumables was to be affected by shortages or failures in deliveries.

If you are a provider or a leader in the social care sector who is concerned about possible disruptions and you manage a care service, the Scottish Government would really like to hear from you and your support in completing this survey would be most appreciated.

Please complete the survey here:

The survey closes on Friday 21 June. 

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NHS Health Scotland survey

NHS Health Scotland is currently in the process of reviewing ‘Setting the Table: Nutritional Guidance’ to ensure it is current, accurate and in the most suitable format for purpose. We would really appreciate it if you are able to take a moment to complete the following survey to share your thoughts on the resource. Your feedback is crucial  to ensuring the new resource meets the needs of its users.

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Contact Centre closed today

Please be aware our Contact Centre will be closed today to facilitate staff training. We will reopen on Wednesday 12 June at 8am.

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Learning from significant case reviews – March 2015 to April 2018

A report on 25 significant case reviews has highlighted that some agencies in Scotland did not always recognise or respond adequately or quickly enough in some of the most serious child protection cases.

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You are our eyes and ears – a new tool for care at home

We’ve produced a new pocket guide in collaboration with Sue Ryder. Our improvement team worked with Sue Ryder’s care-at-home service in Arbroath to develop and test a new way of documenting the condition of clients at each home visit, to pick up on any deterioration and alert seniors so they can enable faster access to assessment and treatment.

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