IFIC Scotland

Health and Social Care Reform in Scotland – What Next?

By Niamh Daly Day / January 27, 2022

Health and Social Care Reform in Scotland – What Next?   A New Year is a time for reflecting on achievements, identifying new goals and making resolutions for the year ahead. This year, our resolutions are all about the 3 Rs: Recovering health, mental wellbeing, social and economic activities for people and communities; Remobilisation of…

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Sing the Change: What a Wonderful World Connected and Distant

By Niamh Daly Day / November 2, 2021

Sing the Change: What A Wonderful World Connected and distant After eighteen months of restrictions and working from home with the daily commute from bedroom to workstation feeling the norm it was time to surface and try something new. For this I joined the Rock Choir and turned up to taster session not really knowing…

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Journeying towards a Compassionate Community

By Niamh Daly Day / October 7, 2021

Earlier this year, we published our first blog “Reflections in a Time of Crisis: What it Takes to Manage and Lead Integrated Systems of Care”. In our second blog, we expand on the leadership lessons we are learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and consider how leadership and management are changing to shape the future of integrated care and, ultimately, population health.

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Community Hospitals: Embedding Covid-19 positive impact changes through shared learning

By Miriam Galvin / June 29, 2021
Community Hospitals (CH) made important contributions during the Covid-19 response, demonstrating flexibility, resilience and innovation. CH are local hospitals, often rural, with around 500 throughout the UK. The Community Hospitals Association (CHA) wanted to share this learning and was successful in accessing funding for this project. The project aims to describe, support and promote innovation… Read More

The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Integrated

By Miriam Galvin / April 27, 2021
As I reflect on my tenure as chair of the Chief Officer Group, Health and Social Care Scotland (HSCS), I’m reminded of the prophetic final words in my previous Chair’s Report, ‘2020 will be perhaps the most challenging year in our integrated landscape. Marshaled well, it will capture the best of us and help create… Read More

iSIMPATHY: Making Medication Personal

By Miriam Galvin / March 16, 2021
The average person aged over 70-years lives with at least three long term conditions and is likely to take multiple medications. Our outlook on life can change as we get older. Older people often express what matters most to them in terms of relationships and autonomy. How might what’s important to them impact on the… Read More

IFIC Scotland Publications and Reports

By Miriam Galvin / March 2, 2021
Integrated Care in Scotland Scotland’s integrated care journey offers rich learning for other systems. Our key documents section  – has links to information on the key enablers for integrating health and social care in Scotland and different perspectives on progress and challenges. Policy The 2011 report of the Christie Commission on the Future Delivery of… Read More

Frailty Matters

By Miriam Galvin / February 25, 2021
IFIC Scotland’s end of year blog mentioned our ‘Frailty Matters’ project, funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing. I am pleased to share some more detail about this innovative collaboration between the ALLIANCE, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), IFIC Scotland and the Queens Nursing Institute Scotland (QNIS). Frailty… Read More

IFIC Scotland Team

By Admin / February 24, 2021
Meet the team Anne Hendry Director, IFIC Scotland; Honorary academic posts with UWS and University of Glasgow; Global Health Champion, NHS Lanarkshire; Deputy honorary secretary, British Geriatrics Society; ALLIANCE Academy board member Fiona Lyne Director of Communications International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Mandy Andrew Senior Associate International Foundation for Integrated Care Associate Director Health… Read More

IFIC Scotland News

By Admin / February 24, 2021
News and Blogs Health and Social Care Reform in Scotland – What Next?January 27, 2022Sing the Change: What a Wonderful World Connected and DistantNovember 2, 2021Reflections of a Patient – “One Of The Team”October 19, 2021Journeying towards a Compassionate CommunityOctober 7, 2021Community Hospitals: Embedding Covid-19 positive impact changes through shared learningJune 29, 2021The Future’s Bright,… Read More

IFIC Scotland Newsletters

By Admin / February 23, 2021
Sign-up to our newsletters Past newsletters IC4IC Newsletter (June 2021)IC4IC Newsletter (October 2020)IC4IC Newsletter (April 2020)IC4IC Newsletter (January 2020)IC4IC Newsletter (June 2019)IC4IC Newsletter (June 2018)IC4IC Newsletter (January 2018)IC4IC Newsletter (August 2017) Read More

IFIC Scotland Programmes

By Admin / February 23, 2021
Programmes MSc Leading People-Centred Integrated Care Our MSc in Leading People-Centred Integrated Care is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters’ level study for people involved in planning, commissioning or providing care and support across health, social care, housing, independent and  third sectors, and for those who have a role in education, regulation, inspection… Read More

IFIC Scotland Events

By Admin / February 23, 2021
Events Intermediate Care: Integrated Local and Personal Meet the Authors Journal Club The Journal of Integrated Care (JICA) recently published a Special Issue on intermediate care in collaboration with IFICs Intermediate Care SIG members from across the globe.   To celebrate the publication, IFIC Scotland organised a Meet the Authors Journal Club on January 26th… Read More

IFIC Scotland SIGs

By Admin / February 23, 2021

IFIC Special Interest Groups led by IFIC Scotland and Partners Compassionate Communities Small Island Systems Self management and Co-production Ageing and Frailty Palliative and End of Life Care Intermediate Care Appropriate Polypharmacy & Adherence in Integrated Care

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IFIC Scotland Webinars

By Admin / February 23, 2021
Integrated Care Matters Webinars – Current Series There are no events Previous webinars Access the materials and resources from previous webinars: Date/Time Event 27/10/2020 - 15/06/2022 IFIC Scotland Integrated Care Matters: Webinar Series 6 24/06/2020 - 16/06/2021 IFIC Scotland Integrated Care Matters: Build Back Better Webinar Series 5 24/10/2019 - 15/03/2020 IFIC Scotland Integrated Care… Read More

IFIC Scotland Partners

By Admin / February 23, 2021
Strategic Partners The International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC), the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) and the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on a shared mission. Co-creating a healthier future with individuals and communities by developing courageous and compassionate leaders and practitioners… Read More

IFIC Scotland Home

By Admin / February 23, 2021
International Centre for Integrated Care For more information contact IFIC Scotland: IFICScotland@integratedcarefoundation.org In 2017, the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) established the International Centre for Integrated Care as a global centre of excellence in leading people-centred integrated care, and as the home of IFIC in Scotland. In 2020, IFIC and UWS refreshed their… Read More

ICIC20 – Workshop – House of Care: Enabling integrated care

By Miriam Galvin / January 27, 2021
Session 3A - Workshop - House of Care: Enabling integrated care Presentations and Speakers: House of Care: Enabling integrated care through collaborative care and support planning in different context and cultures Prof Anne Hendry Scotland's House of Care Ms Margaret McKeith House of integrated care in Litoral Norte, Brazil Prof Anne Hendry Island Plan for… Read More

Celebrating Learning and an Inspiring Community of Practice

By Miriam Galvin / January 11, 2021
On the 12th November ten students from the MSc Leading People-centred Integrated Care at the University of the West of Scotland joined me in a conversation with IFIC Scotland’s Reference Network.  The virtual session was organised to allow the students to share their experiences of participating in the Masters programme, now in its 3rd year.… Read More

IFIC Scotland 2020 Year in Review

By Admin / December 23, 2020

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….. that pretty much sums up 2020. The dreadful global impact of COVID-19 disrupted our workplan but IFIC Scotland still managed to achieve some key milestones. In March we successfully concluded our Transforming Together project with colleagues from São Paulo State Secretary of Health…

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Congratulations to IFIC Scotland partners in the Scholl Academic Centre

By Miriam Galvin / November 25, 2020
“Congratulations to IFIC Scoland partners in the Scholl Academic Centre for launching the final report of a comprehensive Needs Assessment for the Isle of Man Plan for Integrated Palliative and end of life care” On Monday 23rd November 2020 Hospice Isle of Man was delighted that Minister for Health and Social Care, David Ashford formally… Read More
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IFIC Scotland Integrated Care Matters: Build Back Better Webinar Series 5

By Miriam Galvin / June 24, 2020

IFIC Scotland and partners will explore the new future in series 5 of their Integrated Care Matters webinars. Guest panelists, members of IFICs international Special Interest Groups, will share their experiences and insights and challenge us to design a better future that improves lives and opportunities for all.

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Compassionate Communities

By Miriam Galvin / May 29, 2019

The Compassionate Communities SIG aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of compassionate communities as a key component of people centred integrated care.

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Small Island Systems

By Miriam Galvin / April 17, 2019

Small Island Systems SIG aims to facilitate collaboration, knowledge exchange and peer support / coaching on planning, commissioning, delivering and evaluating people centred integrated care in small island systems.

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Self management and Co-production

By Miriam Galvin / October 24, 2018

Aims to facilitate collaboration across sectors and between countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of Self management and Co-production.

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Mandy Andrew

By Miriam Galvin / May 21, 2018

Senior Programme Manager,
European Joint Action on Frailty (ADVANTAGE JA),
Associate Director,
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The Alliance)

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Ageing and Frailty

Ageing and Frailty

By Miriam Galvin / May 21, 2018

Ageing and Frailty SIG aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across Countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of ageing and frailty as a key component of people centred integrated care.

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Palliative and End of Life Care

By Miriam Galvin / May 17, 2018

Aims to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of palliative and end of life care as a key component of people centred integrated care.

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Intermediate Care

By Miriam Galvin / May 17, 2018

To facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of Intermediate Care as a key component of people-centred integrated care.

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Appropriate Polypharmacy & Adherence in Integrated Care

By Miriam Galvin / May 17, 2018

To facilitate collaboration across disciplines and across countries to enhance our understanding, adoption and evaluation of addressing appropriate polypharmacy as a key component of pathway for people centred integrated care

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Dr Anne Hendry

By Miriam Galvin / April 27, 2018

Clinical Lead for Integrated Care Senior Associate,
International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC)

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