COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME – EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS Read the letter from Christina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Older People & Equalities, sent to FIOP, received at the beginning of January 2021 covering (1) Sharing information about the vaccine and (2) Reassuring communities abut the vaccine, to encourage take-up Vaccinations Communication – Ministerial – Letter to […]
Health and Social Care
A policy briefing by the Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland Loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time. Research suggests more than 100,000 older people in Scotland are “chronically lonely” and it’s as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. If we are serious about ensuring older people […]
Information and practical advice on maintaining a healthy diet in later life. Guide: https://www.eatwellagewell.org.uk/images/AGEeatwell2018WEB.pdf
Recognise the signs and symptoms of not eating enough and how to prevent malnutrition. Leaflet: https://www.eatwellagewell.org.uk/images/NewLeaflet.pdf
Eat Well Age Well offers support and resources on preventing malnutrition in older people across Scotland. Website: www.eatwellagewell.org.uk
A VARIETY OF factors lead to increasing longevity and an ageing population, the demand for robust health and care services continues to grow. Innovation in the areas of health and wellbeing will be crucial to ensure that such services remain sustainable, address needs efficiently, and contribute to positive experiences in later life. In order to […]
Care home services (across both nursing and residential care settings) have a fundamentally important strategic role to play in creating a person-centred, rights-based pathway of care and support fit for Scotland’s citizens in the 21st century. Not only do these services deliver care and support to some of our most vulnerable citizens, but they also […]
Professor Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Health at Strathclyde University, delivered this presentation in November 2015.
Revised guidance on spiritual care in the NHS in Scotland.
Guidance which requires NHS organisations to develop and implement spiritual care policies that are tailored to the needs of the local population.