FVA Health and Social Care Bulletin, Tuesday 26 August 2014
Welcome to the second edition of the Health and Social Care e-bulletin.
The Health and Social Care Forum met for a second time on Thursday 07 August to discuss several updates including: Health and Social Care Integration, Fife Council Funding Review
Workshops FVA are facilitating, and The Integrated Care Fund. A note of
the Forum and feedback can be found here.
We have added a link for your information to The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidelines. NICE provides national guidance and advice to improve Health and Social Care. If you are unfamiliar with the NICE guidelines please take a few moments to browse through the latest guidance.We have a few opportunities which we would like to flag up:
If you have any feedback or suggestions for future articles please do not hesitate to contact Christine Davison on 08456 006 046 or Christine@fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk
The well-attended Health and Social Care Forum met for the second time on Thursday 07 August. Members discussed
draft terms of reference for the Forum and suggestions made will be added
for approval at the next meeting. Updates were provided on the new Integration Fund, the strategic timeframes around the Integration Scheme, proposals for money allocated to Organisational
Development for the Partnership and the new focus of Fife’s Health and Wellbeing Alliance.
Kenny Murphy (Chair) also provided a breakdown of the different Forums FVA support. These forums are:
We also have a great range of e-bulletins which go out to over 2,000 addresses in Fife.Monthly e-bulletins:
To learn more about our e-bulletins and to sign up to them, please click here.
Save the Date!
Please take a note of the following dates for future Health and Social Care Forums; all Forums will take place at 10.00am to 12.00pm at Craig Mitchell House, Flemington Road, Glenrothes KY7 5QF.
Please confirm your place or send your apologies to Christine Davison or call 08456 006 046.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. NICE's role is to improve outcomes for people using
the NHS and other public health and social care services. They do this by:
to visit the NICE website and see some of the latest guidance.
Examples of NICE guidelines include:
NICE encourage organisations to register as stakeholders (organisations that have a direct link to care services). If you wish to sign up as a Stakeholder click
A Stitch in Time? is a partnership project facilitated by
Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) and supported by the Scottish Government Third Sector Unit and the Joint Improvement Team (JIT). They have developed a
logic model and a
short summary of the third sector contribution to
the Reshaping Care for Older People Programme in Lothian. The programme runs to March 2015 and focuses on third sector organisations working with older people and carers.
Fife’s own contribution to the evidence base for Capacity Building within the Reshaping Care for Older People Programme can be found
here. The externally evaluated report published in March 2014, evidences the impact the nine
Community Interventions Funded plus the SHINE and Local Area Coordinator projects have had on achieving outcomes for service users in Fife. Find out more information
The Arts and Older People programme 2014 is open. This year we The Baring Foundation are inviting professional arts organisations to commission work with older artists (70+) who have the
craft, the vision and the interest to explore age and ageing and to produce imaginative, original and compelling new works in any medium for public exhibition, performance, publication or
digital distribution. The deadline for first stage applications is Monday 01 September 2014. To read more on this funding opportunity please click
This consultation seeks a range of views on developing quality standards for health and social care. The Scottish Government think this will help people using services better understand
their rights and entitlements and means that people working in health and social care work to a set of core values. Click
here to participate before Wednesday 17 September 2014.
The Scottish Governments new £100m (£6.73m for Fife) Integrated Care Fund builds upon the Reshaping Care for Older People (RCOP) Change Fund (which will continue as planned until April
2015). The availability of resources after 2016 will depend on the progress made and the outcome of the next Comprehensive Spending Review.
Partnerships are asked to develop Plans which contribute to the wider work designed to tackle health inequalities within Community Planning Partnerships and lay the foundations for
future work to be driven through Strategic Commissioning. The focus will be on alleviation of health inequalities through prevention, early intervention and care and support for people with
complex and multiple conditions, particularly in those areas where multi-morbidity is common in adults under 65, as well as in older people.
The Fund is underpinned by six principles:
The Plan should clearly outline the role of the non-statutory partners and should describe the level of support to carers. Plans should be agreed and signed off by representatives from the NHS, local authority, the third sector, and independent sectors.
On Wednesday 13 August Fife Voluntary Action and Scottish Care jointly organised and delivered a public debate to discuss what will
happen to Health and Social Care after the September Referendum. Keith Aitken chaired a panel with speakers from the Yes campaign: Audrey Birt and Tony Banks and speakers from the Better
Together Campaign: Councillor Andrew Roger and Lindsay Roy Labour MP. Items discussed included: NHS, localities, taxation powers, currency union, funding for medical research, and organ
donation across borders.
Fife Council and NHS Fife have launched the localities consultation to identify and define the ‘localities’ across which joint services will be planned. The consultation will run from
11 August to 03 November 2014. This link will
take you to the Fife Council web page where you will find more information on this consultation, how to submit your response, and the localities information
The Glenrothes Area Committee invites community partners and voluntary organisations to bid for project funding that meet the Glenrothes Local Community Plan (LCP). For the aims of the
LCP, and for priority funding areas please click
here for more information.
This event, organised by NHS Fife, is open to all and will build on participants’ own experiences and knowledge. Participants will hear about current work and consider how they can
contribute to taking forward greater openness about Death, Dying and Bereavement across Fife in their own communities/workplaces. To read more or to book your place before 31 August, click
Fife Employment Access Trust are in the process of gathering views from all stakeholders to help shape their planning for the next 3-5 years. Please complete this short
survey to have your thoughts and opinions included in their planning process.
CARF have several Pop-up Clinics, covering a wide area of Fife, which are being held during August/September/October. To see the full list of these clinics please visit our
Click here for more information on the RNIB Carers Cafe held on the last Saturday of the month at RNIB
Pathway. It offers the chance for parents and carers to get together for a chat and refreshments. Click
here to find the latest Dementia Awareness Training offered by RNIB and for other
training opportunities for carers.
Open to anyone with an interest in Self Directed Support with speakers from The Scottish Government SDS Team, Fife Council SDS Team and people with lived experience of mental health
issues and using Self Directed Support. Click here for more information or to book your place by Monday 01 September.