Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Same but Different…some thoughts on Autism Awareness by Susan Munro

This is World Autism Awareness Week but what does autism awareness mean? To me it is not only knowing what autism is, but also recognising what we can do as individuals and organisations that makes a real difference to people … Continue reading

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Responding to concerns about the quality of care by Robin Ion, Kate Smith and Jennifer Lynch

The NHS has been one of the key battle grounds of the recent debate on Scottish independence. Those in favour of maintaining the Union argued that the health service would only be safe in their hands. Those who supported an … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Hydration Week by Caroline McKenzie

Creating a global movement that will reinforce and focus energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings http://nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk/ NHS Tayside will be taking part … Continue reading

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Life Stories, Pledges and Making a Difference by Tommy Whitelaw

Massive thank you to TaysideHealth for the opportunity to write this guest post. My name is Tommy Whitelaw and for five years I was a full-time carer for my mother Joan, up until she sadly passed away in September 2012. At … Continue reading

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Carer Engagement and Involvement: The Value of Carers Contributing Lived Experience to Professional Development by Charlene Kenny & Richard Craven

Support in Mind, Scotland’s Tayside Carers Support Project, in collaboration with Tayside Carers have recently created, designed and produced an information/signposting leaflet with contribution from NHS Tayside, titled “Caring is a Journey. Can I Help You To Cope?”.  This piece of work structured carers’ desires to assist others … Continue reading

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