IFIC Scotland Autumn Update

IFIC Scotland, the Scottish hub for the International Foundation for Integrated Care, continues to expand its Scottish network of professionals, people with lived experience, academics, policy makers and organisations involved in implementing integrated care in Scotland.

Integrated Care Matters Webinars

ICM series 4 launched on October 24. The first session on Self Management and Co-production featured the topics of experience based design and community capacity building for wellbeing with contributions from Scotland and Northern Ireland. Over 50 countries have connected to date to access evidence and peer support on integrated care in practice. The recordings are available here!

SmILE 1 Sep 25-27.

We were delighted to coordinate the inaugural learning exchange of IFICs new Special Interest Group on Integrated Care in Small Island Systems, hosted by the Department of Health and Social Care and Hospice Isle of Man. Colleagues from Scotland joined partners from Malta, Seychelles, Guernsey and Isle of Man to learn how integrated approaches and partnership with Third sector can build resilience, strengthen health systems and support island systems design integrated care pathways, support healthy ageing, and build community wellbeing and resilience. We had great fun too and even adopted a Wallaby called the Collaboration! You can access the SmILE 1 slides and resources, and join this new community of practice here.

Compassionate Communities

Building on our successful study day in San Sebastian April 4, co-hosted with the University of Deusto and Fundación Doble Sonrisa, we launched a new IFIC Special Interest Group on Compassionate Communities. Don’t miss the first webinar on November 28. Get in touch with Alison.Bunce@ardhosp.co.uk if you are interested in the new Action Learning Programme.

Frailty Matters

We continue to work closely with our European partners from Advantage JA. The report of our recent systematic review on intermediate care is available at www.advantageja.eu – special thanks to colleagues from the University of Galway and our Intermediate Care SIG. Our legacy from AdvantageJA is to launch a new SIG on prevention and management of frailty at the end of the project in December 2019. This will also support our Frailty Matters research project with the ALLIANCE, University of the West of Scotland and NHS Ayrshire and Arran, funded by Burdett Trust for Nursing. For more information on the project please email frailtymatterstome@uws.ac.uk or visit this website!

Postgraduate Studies

A second cohort of students commenced their Masters programme on Leading People Centred Integrated Care with our academic partner, University of the West of Scotland. This programme offers PG Cert, Diploma and Masters options as distance or blended learning. For more information please contact Helen.Rainey@uws.ac.uk

Transforming Together

Sadly, we are coming to the end of our 12 months Transforming Together project in Litoral Norte region in Brazil. With thanks to Dr Tardelli, Fatima, Larissa, Paula and Arthur from Sao Paulo State Secretary of Health and Regional Department of Health (UCP), we hope to share more about this amazing experience in Litoral Norte at a session at ICIC20.

Anne Hendry

IFIC Scotland Director

Mandy Andrew

IFIC Senior Associate

Marie Curran

IFIC Scotland Coordinator