A new project is underway in Dundee for people with hepatitis thanks to funding from iHub.
Led by Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership, the project will be delivered in partnership with the Integrated Substance Misuse Service and Blood Borne Virus Managed Care Network.
The project aims to provide person-centred mentorship to improve the health of people with hepatitis who are not engaging with secondary care services. Effective mentoring has the opportunity to improve people’s life skills, their lifestyle, encourage them to attend appointments and physically accompany the patient to appointments if necessary.
Funding has been provided by iHub’s Improvement Fund, which was set up to support projects at a local level that improve the quality of health and social care services in Scotland.
The winners of NHS Tayside Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards were announced at a celebration event held at the Apex Hotel in Dundee.
The awards offered staff and the public a chance to nominate an individual, service or team in one of six categories for delivering outstanding patient care or going the extra mile in their job.
The finalists in each category were invited to the ceremony where the gold, silver and bronze winners in each category were presented with awards and certificates. The ceremony was hosted by Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate with the Scottish Government.
NHS Tayside Chairman John Brown said, “It has been fantastic to see the hard work and dedication of NHS Tayside staff recognised at this event. It is a great honour to be nominated by colleagues and members of the public and I would like to congratulate everyone who won an award, all of our finalists and nominees.”
NHS Tayside Chief Executive Malcolm Wright said, “The people of Tayside have really embraced these awards by nominating individuals, teams and services in their hundreds and this reflects the high regard our committed staff are held in by local communities. We know that being recognised in these awards is very much appreciated by staff and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate.”
The STAR Awards were delivered in partnership with Tayside Health Fund, the Academic Health Science Partnership (AHSP) in Tayside and the Apex Hotel.
Created and edited by Professor Dilip Nathwani, NHS Tayside consultant physician and Co-Director of the Academic Health Sciences Partnership (AHSP) in Tayside, the book is a global, practical and interactive primer on the wise use of antibiotics, relevant to a wide range of professions, populations, and clinical/care settings.
The eBook was produced by the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), with the support of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), and 37 experts from five continents.
Available as a PDF or an EPUB file, the book is easy to access and easy to update, and provides:
An extensive overview of the day-to-day challenges posed by antimicrobial resistance
Tools for setting up stewardship programmes
Guidance on how to make the most of existing stewardship programmes
Resources to apply the principles of stewardship to a wide range of professions, populations, and clinical/care settings
Support for colleagues working in low and middle-income countries
Advice on informing and influencing policymakers and journalists
An interactive, multimedia, platform with links to many videos, podcasts, and PDFs
Chief Medical Officer for Scotland Dr Catherine Calderwood said, “The importance of reducing the inappropriate use of antibiotics has been a key priority for the Scottish Government for many years, and our efforts have been recognised across the world.
“We are working with partners across the UK to refresh and update plans for tackling antimicrobial resistance so I therefore welcome this innovative new eBook ‘Antimicrobial Stewardship: from Principles to Practice’ from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC). It represents the work of dozens of experts from around the globe, including several NHS Scotland clinicians, who came together to provide a wide range of highly practical strategies – and in a format that is easy to use and easy to update.
“This eBook can play a critical role in providing education for clinicians across the global community to understand the principles of stewardship, the potential impact of antimicrobial resistance on healthcare as well as the important role that everyone can play in helping to save our antibiotics for future generations.”
The next meeting of the NHS Health and Social Care Innovation Network will be hosted by Professor Dilip Nathawni and the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside on Thursday, 17 May.
UK research and innovation, NHS, social care, industry and academic leaders will share updates on funding opportunities, bids and projects underway.
There will be an opportunity to hear more about Tayside’s City Deal and local work as well as time for sharing local and global experiences in relation to innovation work. The meeting is essentially a networking opportunity to share ideas and build partnerships to solve real clinical, care and business challenges.
The free event will take place on Thursday 17 May from 10am – 4pm at the University of Dundee’s Dalhousie Building.
Lancaster University’s Clinical Psychology Education Team is trialling its ‘Child and Family Work for Aspiring Clinical Psychologists’ course in Glasgow this summer.
This course would suit any health worker with an interest in finding out more about working with children, young people and families, and looking to develop their confidence and skills in engaging this client group.
The course aims to:
Develop your skills for working with children, young people and their families
Learn about specific issues in working with this population
Gain an overview of the NHS Child and Adolescent services
Increase your confidence ready for the next part of your career in Clinical Psychology
Discuss, reflect and apply psychological ideas and skills
The course will take place on 15 June at The Event Space, Sense Scotland in Glasgow.