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Trailblazing tomorrow’s world technology today  . . . Telehealth team win national award

By | 2018-02-23T10:23:55+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Latest Developments|

A pioneering team - who are changing the way people access health and care services in Lanarkshire via innovative technology - have won a coveted national award. NHS Lanarkshire’s Telehealth team, who work across North and South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnerships, were recently crowned at the inaugural Holyrood (Connect) Scottish Digital Health & [...]


By | 2018-02-20T10:32:16+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Latest Developments|

NHS Lanarkshire is involving stakeholders in the next step towards improving Trauma and Orthopaedic Services.   An option appraisal event will be held on 20 March 2018 as part of plans to create centres of excellence for both trauma and planned (elective) orthopaedic surgery. Trauma and orthopaedics covers injuries and conditions relating to bones, joints, ligaments, [...]

Partnership project centred on human dignity praised by national health chief

By | 2018-02-19T15:19:43+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Latest Developments|

A pilot initiative which has markedly improved the lives of people in some Lanarkshire care homes has been praised by a national health chief.  Last year The Care Home Continence Improvement project set out to improve approaches to continence care. Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of Healthcare Quality and Strategy for The Scottish Government, [...]

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

By | 2018-01-24T15:13:07+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 [...]

Carers Monthly Meeting – Blantyre Miners

By | 2018-01-12T15:38:29+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Latest Developments|

The Networks next monthly meeting will be held in Blantyre Miners Club, in the back lounge on Wednesday 7th February 2018 (10:30am-12:30pm).     Guest speaker still to be confirmed. Come along, bring a friend who has a Carering role. For further details call the office on 01698 285163