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Public Involvement with the Scottish Medicines Consortium

In a new series of blogs, we hear from Leigh Smith of MasScot who is representing the ALLIANCE as the Scottish Medicines Consortium’s Patient Group Partner.

Leonard Cheshire's Can Do Project

Stuart Robertson, Leonard Cheshire Scotland, tells us more about Can Do, their volunteer programme led for and by young disabled people.

Changing PIP for the better

Ashleigh de Verteuil, Leonard Cheshire Scotland, writes for us on social security and disabled people's expectations of the new system.

ALISS – Engaging Communities

ALISS was originally developed as a tool, or more accurately, as an infrastructure to support self management by helping people to connect with the variety of services and community assets that exist within local communities and which can help people to live well. ALISS has always operated on the basis of continual development and improvement and it is therefore no surprise that there have been a number of changes over the last eight years since the project was set up in 2009. 

What has human rights got to do with end-of-life care?

Jacqui Graves, Human Rights Lead at Sue Ryder explains the aims behind the organisation's new human rights training programme.

Why we need to consolidate investment in co-production

Gerry Power surveys Scotland's co-production landscape and questions how the creation of a strategic hub could support co-production to be further embedded in health and social care.

Action for Sick Children Scotland evolves into Children's Health Scotland

Gwen Garner, a Trustee of Children's Health Scotland, explains the motivations behind the organisation's recent name change.

Consumers, Citizens and Co-production

In our latest viewpoint post, Gerry Power, the ALLIANCE's Programme Director for Co-production takes another look at the historical origins of co-production and considers how this could inform our future approach to developing a more co-produced health and social care system in Scotland.

Self-directed Support; a slow burner

Colin Young, Senior Policy and Outcomes Officer at the ALLIANCE reflects on new Scottish Government statistics which shed light on the implementation of Self-directed Support (SDS). 

Back to the future? – Beveridge foresaw co-production 75 years ago

In our latest viewpoint post, Gerry Power, the ALLIANCE's Programme Director for Co-production sets out why when it comes co-production in health and social care, there might be merit in looking back to 1942 to help guide our future.