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30 Sep 2019

Case Study - NHS Orkney

“Realistic Medicine” has prompted and supported changes to the way NHS Orkney deliver maternity care for women with diabetes in a remote setting. The aim is to provide as much care locally as is safely possible, reducing unnecessary and costly travel and disruption for women and families and avoiding taking up unnecessary appointment times at…

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30 Sep 2019

Value Improvement Fund

Value Improvement Fund The second round of the Value Improvement Fund resulting in the funding of 10 bids. The successful applications can be found here: Value Improvment Fund – 2019-20 and 2020-21 – Successful Projects Value Improvement Fund – NHS Lanarkshire – The use of 5 Questions healthcare education within a seconday school in North…

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30 Sep 2019

NES – Realistic Medicine

NES have set up a page on Realistic Medicine. The page brings together existing tools and resources for you to use or share with your colleagues:   https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/18350/realistic-medicine    

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4 Sep 2019

What does Realistic Medicine mean for my organisation?

What does Realistic Medicine mean for my organisation? Dr Alex Stirling explains what Realistic Medicine really means for NHS National Services Scotland (NSS). Speaking as NSS’s Clinical Lead for Realistic Medicine Dr Stirling explained: “As a Consultant in public health I’m used to looking at different areas and topics from a holistic point of view….

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29 Aug 2019

Living Realistically in Tayside

The full playlist for the NHS Tayside Living Realistically event is now available on YouTube.

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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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