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2 Aug 2019

REALISTIC MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2019 – MAKING IT PERSONAL

REALISTIC MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2019 – MAKING IT PERSONAL Booking for the Realistic Medicine Conference 2019 is now open! Please follow the link below to book your space. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/realistic-medicine-making-it-personal-tickets-66202201567 Please note that the programme is subject to change, and full delegate packs will be available on arrival. We hope to see you there!

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24 Jul 2019

NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making

NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making Healthcare libraries have a different role to public libraries. Whilst they do hold books on healthcare topics to support staff professional development, they also provide valuable support to staff in their day-to-day work with patients. NHS librarians may be asked by health professionals to look for…

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24 Jul 2019

Please Ask Campaign

Summary of “Please ask” posters It is important to us all that our patients, their families and carers are fully involved in every aspect of their care from admission through to discharge. The “Please ask” posters were developed in NHS Ayrshire and Arran to encourage patients, relatives and carers to ask 4 important question about…

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24 Jul 2019

My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) and the Cancer Innovation Challenge at NHS Ayrshire and Arran

My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) & the Cancer Innovation Challenge at NHS Ayrshire & Arran   We have been working on the My Clinical Outcomes project which allows chemotherapy to be adjusted according to toxicity experienced by patients My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) and the Cancer Innovation Challenge Website link: https://www.myclinicaloutcomes.com/case-study/cic YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFK7JpkNCno      

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24 Jul 2019

Improving health and reducing inequalities through the delivery of a Better Health model

NHS Ayrshire and Arran have developed a hub service designed for health improvement. The Better Health model aims to empower people to improve their health and wellbeing, reduce inequalities and ensure people can access the right information at the right time relevant to the individual and their family circumstances. Improving health and reducing inequalities through…

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22 Jul 2019

Realistic Medicine Survey 2018 - Summary Report

In October 2018, a survey was distributed widely across the health and social care sector in Scotland to explore staff views on Realistic Medicine.  This report details the survey process, its findings and its implications for the further development and implementation of Realistic Medicine. Realistic Medicine Survey 2018 – Summary Report

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19 Jul 2019

Realistic Medicine Resources - NHS Lanarkshire

Realistic Medicine Resources from NHS Lanarkshire NHS Lanarkshire have developed a range of resources to support the roll out of Realistic Medicine in the Health Board. These resources are available below: A 5 Questions poster and card design Five Questions Poster – Card A ‘5 Questions Answered’ design for use with cataract patients 5Qs Answered…

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19 Jul 2019

Value Management Approach to Quality Improvement in the Intensive Care Unit, Crosshouse Hospital, NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Value Management Approach to Quality Improvement in the Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Crosshouse, NHS Ayrshire & Arran Critically ill patients will often need the help and support of intensive care. We are able to provide help and assistance to patients if their body is not able to cope with overwhelming sickness or injury. Common…

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19 Jul 2019

A Simple Blood Test

In the surgical department at Crosshouse hospital the majority of patients have a blood test taken daily. A blood test is often thought to be a simple investigation that can offer a significant amount of information to clinical staff about what may causing a patient’s symptoms. They are accessible and non-invasive when compared to other forms of investigation….

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15 Jul 2019

Dr Catherine Calderwood on Good Morning Scotland

Dr Calderwood spoke to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland about Realistic Medicine, growing up in Belfast, and her work as Chief Medical Officer. The programme is available on the BBC website until the 12th of August 2019. Catherine’s slot starts at around 30 minutes in.

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