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Launch of a new series of reports to improve the healthcare experience in Scotland

Today the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) are launching a series of publications that will help healthcare practitioners talk to people with long term conditions about what matters to them.  These insight reports, written by Karen Barrie, bring together the practical learning from the Personal Outcomes and Quality Measures Project funded by the Scottish Government. They explain how having good conversations about outcomes can change practice and also provide information relevant to a person-centred NHS.

The reports are being launched at a Masterclass in Edinburgh which is being held by the Leading Quality Network in partnership with the ALLIANCE, NHS Education for Scotland and the Joint Improvement Team.  Over 40 practitioners will come together to share their experiences and to learn how they can develop their own practice to put the person at the centre.

The personal outcomes approach is one way in which healthcare is changing to focus more on the perspectives of patients themselves.  After the Masterclass the ALLIANCE will be bringing together the experience of its partners including the Thistle Foundation and the Joint Improvement Team, to offer further support to healthcare teams through a new programme called People Powered Health and Wellbeing that aims to ensure that people can influence their own health and wellbeing and contribute to the design, delivery and improvement of support and services. 

Ian Welsh, the Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Alliance said:

“The ALLIANCE is very pleased to be able to share the learning from the Personal Outcomes and Quality Measures Project through these excellent reports which show that putting the person at the centre of healthcare can make a real difference to the relationship between practitioners and the people with long-term conditions.”

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