What’s new in Adult Support & Protection?

Find out what’s new in Adult Support & Protection by downloading the October newsletter of the Adult Support & Protection Committee.  This edition gives details of: SMS emergency service Contact Scotland BSL service Hate Crime Ill treatment & wilful neglect Carers Rights Day Surviving Christmas Seen Something?  Say Something.  If you or someone you know…

Partnership takes up Flu Fighter campaign

It’s fighting talk as social care teams across the Partnership roll up their sleeves and join the campaign – the Flu Fighters campaign that is. Every Winter staff across NHS Fife and social care services are encouraged to get themselves vaccinated so they can, in turn, protect those they care for.   This year, we are…

World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day today (Tuesday 10 October) and Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership are putting a spotlight on the activities going on over October to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health and hear from some of those who have lived experience. SAMH Football teams stop to celebrate positive mental…

‘On Your Doorstep Fife’

‘On Your Doorstep Fife’, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership’s community website holds information about care providers, clubs, places, organisations, groups and activities that are locally available in Fife. It’s aimed at individuals who require care and support, family carers, practitioners, care providers, support workers and health staff as well as members of the public. …

Health Secretary meets NHS and Partnership staff as extra winter resilience funding announced

Health Secretary, Shona Robison visited the Hub at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy today to announce an additional £5 million which is being given to NHS boards to support winter resilience across health and social care. The additional‎ funding is to support winter planning and enhance resilience across the services, will make sure patients are seen quickly,…

Innovative partnership programme to support lung cancer patients in Fife

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Scotland. It is also a disease with a particularly poor prognosis, with fewer than 10 per cent of patients in Scotland surviving longer than five years from diagnosis.   In the Scotsman (19 Sept), Dr Jo Bowden,  talks about an innovative pilot project developed by the Specialist Palliative…