Can freedom of health and social care data be an effective influence of change in health and social care?

Over the next three weeks (7 – 27 September 2015) the national conversation on creating a healthier Scotland shifts its focus on to the theme of “looking after my health”.  A series of blogs on this theme will appear on the Healthier Scotland website.

Our latest poll considers how people use technology to looking after their own health and how influential the freedom of data about your health and wellbeing could be in the future.

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Are health and social care services working closely enough with communities to combat social isolation?

Social isolation has the potential to affect people of all ages and backgrounds, and the feeling of loneliness which so often accompany it are well documented within academic research as having a damaging impact on a person’s health and wellbeing. Read More “Are health and social care services working closely enough with communities to combat social isolation?”

Is change happening fast enough in health and social care in Scotland?

The future of health and social care in Scotland will look vastly different from the landscape as we see it now.  There is consensus that we need a new type of health and social care in order to change the current narrative and tackle the challenges of the future.  Various different drivers – relational, policy, economic to name a few – will have an impact on how and the speed at which this happens and what the future will look like.

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Is change happening fast enough in health and social care in Scotland?

The future of health and social care in Scotland will look vastly different from the landscape as we see it now.  There is consensus that we need a new type of health and social care in order to change the current narrative and tackle the challenges of the future.  Various different drivers – relational, policy, economic to name a few – will have an impact on how and the speed at which this happens and what the future will look like.

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