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Carers Monthly Meeting – 7th February 2018

By | 2018-01-30T09:55:25+00:00 January 30th, 2018|SLCN News|

Did you know that South Lanarkshire Carers Network Hold Monthly Meetings in Blantyre Miners, 1 Calder Street, Blantyre, G72 0AU The next monthly meeting will be held in Blantyre Miners (back lounge) on Wednesday 7th February 2018 10:30am-12:30pm.     With Guest speaker. Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month. Please note:-  only February 7th [...]

My Family and Alcohol

By | 2018-01-30T09:49:08+00:00 January 30th, 2018|General News|

Alcohol is something that is part of most people’s lives in Scotland, but have you ever considered the effect that alcohol can have on other people’s lives? My Family and Alcohol is for parents, wives, husbands, partners, grandparents , aunts, uncles, cousins.. basically any family member…. who is worried about alcohol in their lives. You may [...]

Val de Souza’s blog for January 2018 – Partnership qualities shine in trying times.

By | 2018-01-30T09:39:02+00:00 January 30th, 2018|General News|

Just some of the words I used in a recent blog to characterise partnership working, here in South Lanarkshire, during 2017. In the early days and weeks of 2018, once again, we’ve seen all those very qualities shine - as pressure on services reached unparalleled levels.  As the effects of winter illness and bad weather were [...]

A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections

By | 2018-03-08T10:41:19+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Latest Developments|

In the last Parliamentary term, the Scottish Government welcomed The Equal Opportunities Committee report on Social Isolation which was the first of its kind anywhere in the world. The committee found that social isolation and loneliness was a problem in Scotland, and recommended that the Government developed a national strategy to tackle it. This consultation [...]

The Good Health Project – Evaluation Launch

By | 2018-01-24T15:04:43+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Latest Developments|

Tuesday 13 February 2018  The Good Health Project – Evaluation Launch followed by Forward@fifty Feel Good Day Hamilton Town House 102 Cadzow Street Hamilton ML3 6HH 10.30am till 12.30pm Come and Join us  Places must be booked contact the office on 01698 454105    

Decision to implement new GP contract after strong backing from profession

By | 2018-01-22T14:38:44+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Latest Developments|

The BMA’s Scottish GP Committee (SGPC) has today [Thursday 18 January] taken the decision to implement the proposed new GP contract for Scotland, following strong backing in a poll of the profession.The poll which asked if the contract should be implemented ran from 7 December to 4 January and saw the contract backed by 71.5% [...]

New Medical Director of the Health & Social Care Partnership

By | 2018-01-22T14:32:41+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Latest Developments|

Dr Chris Mackintosh, current Medical Director of the Health & Social Care Partnership, is retiring in June this year. Dr Iain Hathorn has been successful in the recent recruitment process for a new MD. Val de Souza said she was delighted with this appointment and that Iain, Chris and herself will shortly be working out [...]

Turning Ideas Into Action – Our Place Our Plan Survey

By | 2018-01-22T14:23:09+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|General News|

South Lanarkshire Partnership is beginning a programme of activities working closely with individuals and communities to develop neighbourhood plans. People living in Springhall, Whitlawburn, Hillhouse, Udston, Burnbank and Strutherhill are being asked to take part in a short survey. The survey presents 4 Big Questions and asks residents to consider and share their hopes for [...]