This section brings you some of the latest developments from across South Lanarkshire as we formally integrate health and social care.
- Val de Souza’s Christmas blog – Progress and clear direction
The Director of Health and Social Care reflects on progress since her appointment – and looks at guiding principles for the road ahead.
- Val de Souza’s Autumn blog – Setting out priorities
The Director of Health and Social Care makes a crucial update on the direction of travel – and sets out clear priorities.
- Val de Souza’s September blog: My first few days - and three key priorities
Director of Health of Social Care Val de Souza speaks about her first few days at the helm – and identifies three key priorities as we move forward.
- Val de Souza - meet the new Director of Health and Social Care on her first day
The new Director of Health and Social Care in South Lanarkshire has pledged to focus on the strength of partnership working as she takes up post today. Val de Souza succeeds Harry Stevenson at the helm of South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership (H&SCP).Read her first day blog now.
- Ship shape: Harry reflects on 40 years as he retires
The latest bulletin for South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership marks the close of a new chapter Harry Stevenson retired on 1 September. Harry reflects on his career and the partnership’s journey to date. Harry also looks to a new chapter as Val de Souza takes up post on September 19. There’s much more too, including how texting is being used to take care of hearts and minds as well as news on a mass press up challenge. Don’t miss it!
- Latest bulletin charts next steps for South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership
The latest news bulletin for South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership has been produced - bringing you up to speed on progress. Chief Officer Harry Stevenson talks through the vital next steps following the go live of the integration of health and social care. There’s an update on structure, news on up-and coming engagement events – and a guest appearance by a well known football pundit.
- South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership bulletin charts latest developments as integration goes live
The latest news bulletin for South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership has been produced ahead of a key reform. In line with national legislation, integrated arrangements have to be in place in South Lanarkshire, and across Scotland, by 1 April 2016. In the latest edition, Chief Officer Harry Stevenson reflects on the journey so far - and the road ahead. There’s a brilliant tale featuring the former chief of a rural rescue service – who once worked for the Queen – who’s now a recipient of the Integrated Community Support Team. There’s an update on key plans, a link to a comprehensive timeline charting the integration journey and more. Don’t miss it!
- South Lanarkshire Chief Officer's aspirations for integration of health and social care
Harry Stevenson, Chief Officer of South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership – the man tasked with leading integration in the area – talks us through the journey so far and his aspirations for the future.
- Former chief of rural rescue service praises integrated community team
A MAN who once coordinated a rapid response emergency service for dairy farmers – including those working for the Queen – has praised a health and social care team in his own time of need.
- South Lanarkshire news bulletin: Timeline special edition
The latest news bulletin for South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership 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.
In South Lanarkshire, the Health and Social Care Partnership’s (H&SCP) vision is to work together to improve health and wellbeing in the community - with the community. Accordingly, the timeline charts the key steps so far in the lead up to integration going live – as we set out to make our vision 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 South Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire.
- South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership (H&SCP) integration news bulletin: October
A news bulletin has been published to provide the very latest as health and social care integrate in South Lanarkshire. News on key plans and details on how the H&SCP is working together to improve health and wellbeing in the community - with the community are featured. There’s also easy-to-follow background information to integration and links to much more. Going forward, news bulletins will be made at regular intervals to keep you up-to-date with all the latest developments.
- New film captures vibrant snapshot of views as health and social care integrate
A new film has been released which gauges views across South Lanarkshire as a substantial reform to the nation’s health and social care services gets underway.
- Double whammy of exercise programmes the ideal tonic for older people
A double whammy of exercise programmes that have proven to be a real tonic for older people in South Lanarkshire have come into sharp focus in a new film.
- Adventurer Lillis still in the pink thanks to partnership walking programme
A great grandmother who’s travelled to the corners of the earth has revealed how an innovative walking challenge has reinforced her sense of adventure – at 94-years of age.