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House of Care Learning Report

Date: 01/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

A learning report which captures stories from people living with long term conditions and staff from across Scotland has been published by the House of Care. The report shares stories of human connection about how the elements of good, person centred care are emerging and embedding across Scotland’s House of Care Adopter network.
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Antimicrobial stewardship changing risk-related behaviours in the general population

Date: 01/2017 Category: Policy and Legislation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published guidance recommending all children and young people, from pre-school to university age, be taught the importance of simple hygiene measures, such as hand washing and managing common infections themselves. The guidance and recommendations aim to educate the general public in how they can contribute in the battle against antimicrobial resistance.
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Human rights and the right to health

Date: 12/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

A new briefing by NHS Scotland which focuses on the importance of promoting human rights and the right to health. The briefing includes a series of key messages which include applying a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to strengthen work to address health inequalities and improve health and reducing health inequalities is essential to protect the right to health.
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A guide to self-evaluation for community justice in Scotland

Date: 11/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Care Inspectorate has developed a guide to self-evaluation to enable partners to help in their efforts to strive for continuous improvement and excellence in services. While the guide is primarily for statutory partners and the third sector to use as an approach for continuous improvement and striving for excellence, it also forms the basis of the model for scrutiny and inspection of community justice in the future.
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Community Justice Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework

Date: 11/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Outcomes, Performance and Improvement Framework has been developed jointly with key partners and in consultation with stakeholders and will provide greater transparency over progress in achieving improved outcomes for community justice which support the vision as contained in the National Strategy.
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Children and young people (Scotland) Act 2014: Guidance on Part 10: Aftercare

Date: 11/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

This guidance provides local authorities and their Community Planning Partners with information and advice about how they should fulfil their duties under section 29 (After-care) of the 1995 Act, and associated secondary legislation, as amended by Part 10 (Aftercare) of the 2014 Act. The revised duties and powers commenced on 1 April 2015.
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Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014: Guidance on Part 11: Continuing Care

Date: 11/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

This guidance has been designed to support effective implementation of the Continuing Care provisions introduced by Part 11 the 2014 Act, highlighting issues which local authorities are likely to encounter, and outlining potential solutions. It is also useful to frontline practitioners, providing an explanation of how the duties should be applied in day-to-day practice.
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Supporting and Empowering Scotland's Citizens: National Action Plan for Technology Enabled Care

Date: 10/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published a National Action Plan for Technology Enabled Care which aims to support more people to live longer healthier lives at home or in community settings. The plan, entitled ‘Supporting & Empowering Scotland's Citizens: National Action Plan for Technology Enabled Care’ sets out 22 actions which include working with the Care Inspectorate to ensure that the new national Care standards take into account the increasing contribution of technology in the delivery of safe and effective care
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Loose Parts Play toolkit

Date: 09/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government, in partnership with Inspiring Scotland, has published the Loose Parts Play Toolkit. A loose part is the term given to natural resources and, more generally, random found objects, although the possible list of loose parts is inexhaustible. The resource aims to raise awareness of the value of loose parts to children’s play and to provide practical guidance about this play to those who work with children and young people of all ages.
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Advice Note - Prioritisation Process

Date: 09/2016 Category: Policy and Legislation

An advice note which describes the key characteristics that should be incorporated into the prioritisation process in relation to strategic commissioning under integration has been published by the Scottish Government. The guidance should be read along-side the Statutory Guidance for Strategic Commissioning Plans for integration authorities, previously published by the Scottish Government.
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