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Learn more about medicines research and development by attending EUPATI workshop

When:
17/11/2017 at 09:30am

The European Patients' Academy for Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI)  >supports people who access services, and third sector representatives, to understand and contribute to medicines research and development, and promotes the availability of accessible and reliable information for the public. 

If you are interested in how medicines are developed and shaping future medicines research, then this training opportunity might be for you. 

EUPATI is hosting three separate workshops in London, Glasgow and Leeds to introduce and explore the EUPATI toolbox >, a resource containing over 3,000 pieces of content relating to medicines research and development. Since its publication in January 2016, tens of thousands of people have been discovering, adapting and sharing these tools to inform themselves and their networks. 

Workshop participants will:

  • learn how to navigate the online toolbox
  • get to grips with language used by scientists and researchers
  • consider toolbox content, scope and usefulness for people who access services, or third sector representatives, when involved in medicines research and development.

Workshop details:

There is no charge for attendance. Attendees are asked to bring a charged laptop or tablet.

Final Programme can be found here.

 

For more information, please contact:
Laura McCulloch, Administrator, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) on 0141 404 0233 or email laura.mcculloch@alliance-scotland.org.uk

Learn more about medicines research and development by attending EUPATI workshop

When:
20/10/2017 at 09:30am

The European Patients' Academy for Therapeutic Innovation (EUPATI)  >supports people who access services, and third sector representatives, to understand and contribute to medicines research and development, and promotes the availability of accessible and reliable information for the public. 

If you are interested in how medicines are developed and shaping future medicines research, then this training opportunity might be for you. 

EUPATI is hosting three separate workshops in London, Glasgow and Leeds to introduce and explore the EUPATI toolbox >, a resource containing over 3,000 pieces of content relating to medicines research and development. Since its publication in January 2016, tens of thousands of people have been discovering, adapting and sharing these tools to inform themselves and their networks. 

Workshop participants will:

  • learn how to navigate the online toolbox
  • get to grips with language used by scientists and researchers
  • consider toolbox content, scope and usefulness for people who access services, or third sector representatives, when involved in medicines research and development.

Workshop details:

There is no charge for attendance. Attendees are asked to bring a charged laptop or tablet.

Final Programme can be found here.

 

For more information, please contact:
Laura McCulloch, Administrator, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) on 0141 404 0233 or email laura.mcculloch@alliance-scotland.org.uk

Know your Children's Rights - Training Seminar 1

When:
03/10/2017 at 09:00am

The seminar will be led by Tom Baillie, former Scotland Commissioner for Children and Young People. It will help people better understand their obligations in terms of children's rights. Childen's rights are an increasing feature in policy and practice with children and young people in Scotland. The Scottish Government regularly refers to children's rights in guidance and there is a growing presence in the school curriculum on children's rights. The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 (the Act) places new duties on Ministers and public bodies in respect of children's rights under Part 1 and Part 3 of the Act. 

Increasingly, there are calls for service providers to take a 'child-rights approach' and be aware of their duty under international legislation, particularly the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. But what does it all mean for professionals and carers engaging with children and young people? 

The seminar will focus on: 

  • what the historical context of UNCRC is
  • what the other relevent treaty and human rights bodies are
  • rights holders and duty bearers
  • what relevance this has to your role
  • how you can improve your practice in respect of children's rights

This seminar is suitable for anyone responsible for children and young people. This can be carers, staff responsible for the delivery of services to children and families, managers responsible for allocating resources for children and young people, policy makers at all levels and senior managers directing policy and resources. 

Attendance at this seminar will provide an opportunity for you to: 

  • Improve your knowledge and understanding of the UN human rights framework, particularly the UNCRC
  • Increase your knowledge of rights terminology and relevance for your role
  • Increase your confidence in applying a 'child-rights approach' in your role
  • Develop your capacity to see where the future improvements can be made in respect of children's rights

It will be a mixture of lecture input and participant input. It will allow the opportunity to be better informed about the international framework of children's rights and allow them space to reflect on their role and how they can apply their duties in a more meaningful way. Be prepared for an interactive session and the opportunity for learning from others. 

For further information and to book your place visit here. >

The future of tobacco-free action in Scotland

When:
20/09/2017 at 12:00am

STA Annual Learning Event

This event will bring together the tobacco control community in Scotland to identify potential actions for the 2018 to 202? Scottish Government Tobacco Control Strategy. Speakers on end game strategy, targeting cessation and enforcement issues. 

All STA members will find something of interest at this event and it allows practitioners, policy makers, educators, researchers and enforcement to gain a greater insight into their work. Be part of shaping your own future actions! 

To register please email Clair Kirkwood or register online here. >

For further information about this event please visit the website

 

Is realistic medicine realistic for palliative care?

When:
14/09/2017 at 02:30pm

Join Catherine Calderwood, CMO for Scotland, in conversation with Marie Curie, to explore and challenge how the realistic medicine agenda can work for everyone in a palliative care context. 

In 2016, Catherine Calderwood, CMO for Scotland published her first annual report; Realistic Medicine. This outlined an approach that aims to put the person at the centre of the decision making about their health and care, creating a personalised approach to their care. As part of that, its aims are to reduce harm and waste, simplify care, improve innovation and value and support all health and care professionals to improve outcomes for people, based on their priorities. 

This year, the CMO's second annual report entitled 'Realising Realistic Medicine' sets out the support there is to adopt Realisitic Medicine in Scotland, and includes practical examples and shared learning from around Scotland that shows the activity underway to make this a reality. The CMO's aim is that by 2025, everyone who provides healthcare in Scotland will demonstrate their professionalism through the approaches, behaviours and attitudes of Realistic Medicine. 

Marie Curie is very supportive of the realistice medicine agenda. Palliative care is, and has always been, about realisitc medicine - based on values, shared decision making, person-centredness, individualised approaches and focusing on what matters to people. Marie Curie thinks that a realistic medicine agenda is vital when a palliative approach is being taken in someone's care. However, when someone has a terminal illness their choices and preferences are not always possible or even understood. Our experience is that there can often be a disconnect between what a person wants and what happens, often through the following:

  • what someone wants during the course of their illness and at the end of their lives can differ to what a clinician thinks the person wants or needs
  • what someone wants and what is available are not always the same. Sometimes, when someone is receiving palliative care, they might choose to not have an intervention. But what happens when there are no alternatives to support that choice? Such an example could be a person's wish to be at home. This may not be possible, especially if there are no resources to support this, for example, a lack of timely and responsive social care, or even a full time carer. 

To attend this free event, register via the Eventbrite page.  >

This event will finish at 4.30pm, followed by a drinks reception until 6pm. 

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