This section brings you some of the latest developments from across North Lanarkshire as we formally integrate health and social care.
- Poignant tribute to health and social care team ahead of key reform
A North Lanarkshire woman has paid a poignant tribute to a health and social care team who cared for her husband in the final months of his life. George Noon, a devoted grandfather and school janitor – passed away peacefully in his home in Carnbroe, North Lanarkshire surrounded by family in May last year. He had been living with end stage pulmonary fibrosis – a lung disease which can require intensive hospital care. Elizabeth Noon, George’s wife, said the joined-up care provided by health and social care staff meant George was able to spend his last few months at home – which meant the world to her family.
- New booklet charts how partnership working has strengthened community supports in North Lanarkshire
From establishing a headline-grabbing walking football team, building carer supports to forming singing groups, voluntary organisations have played a crucial role in improving the lives of older people in North Lanarkshire.
Now, a new booklet has charted the development of community-based supports like these across the area – and how people can get involved today.
- North Lanarkshire news bulletin: latest edition
The latest news bulletin has been issued to provide updates as health and social care integrate in North Lanarkshire.
In this edition we focus on the Draft Strategic Plan, what the plan is and why it matters.
Remember, there is still time to have your say – views close on 24 February.
The bulletin features Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and also provides details on how you can get involved.
- North Lanarkshire news bulletin: Timeline special edition
The latest news bulletin for North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care has been now been published as integration enters a crucial stage. In this special edition, we document a timeline of where we’ve come from - and where we’re going to with full integration of services expected here, and across Scotland, by April 1 2016.
North Lanarkshire Health and Social Care’s mission statement is simple: Right support, right time, right place. The timeline charts the key steps so far in the lead up to integration going live – as we set out to make our mission a reality. That includes how a wide-ranging planning journey has involved many partners including unpaid carers, the voluntary sector, the independent sector along with staff from North Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire.
- Integration bulletin brings latest news from North Lanarkshire
A news bulletin has been published to provide details of the latest developments as health and social care integrate in North Lanarkshire.
The vision for integration is that citizens of North Lanarkshire will achieve their full potential through:
• Living safe, healthy and independent lives in their communities
• Receiving the information, advice, support or care they need, at the right time, every time, efficiently and effectively.
News on key plans and general updates are featured, including background to the Joint Integration Board, who will plan and oversee the delivery of community-based health and social work services and unplanned hospital care in North Lanarkshire.
There’s also easy-to-follow background information to integration, including a link to a new glossary of key terms, an update on staff appointments and much more.
Going forward, news bulletins will be made at regular intervals.