HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
For information on more local Health & Social Care organisations please see the A-Z of Midlothian Organisations and the Directories section. This section includes a few of the main relevant national organisations.
The Care Inspectorate is the independent scrutiny and improvement body for care and children's services.
Community Care Providers Scotland (CCPS)
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland is a health body formed on 1st April 2011. It has been created by the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and marks a change in the way the quality of healthcare across Scotland will be supported nationally.
Joint Improvement Team (JIT) - "Shaping Care for Older People"
The Joint Improvement Team (JIT), Directorate for Health Workforce and Performance, was established in late 2004 to work directly with local health and social care partnerships across Scotland. Website contains useful information and resources, including case studies. JIT also publishes a very informative Bulletin.
Meet Sid website
Explains the National Care Standards for Young People.
Midlothian Community Care Forum (MCCF)
Scotland's National Care Standards
Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives
Their aim is to to help employers create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce. They work with all kinds of businesses, completely free of charge, offering practical information and advice to help improve health and safety and the wellbeing of everyone at work.
Scottish Government Health & Social Care
Scottish Health Council
Scottish Social Services Knowledge (SSKS)
Voluntary Health Scotland
The national membership body for voluntary organisations working to improve health, tackle health inequalities or provide health care