Engagement on Older People’s Health Strategy – ALLIANCE members event

Section: The ALLIANCE Location: Online, Scotland wide Date of event: 04/11/2021 at 13.00 - 15.00

Join our next members session with the Scottish Government's Older People's Health team.

The Scottish Government published a overarching statement of intent for a Older People’s Health strategy in March 2021 (this link will take you away from our website) in order to ensure that as we rebuild and remobilise the NHS in Scotland, we ensure that older people are placed at the centre of the recovery. This set out a high level vision for this work and made clear our commitment to improving our health and social care system for older people.

The Scottish Government is committed to developing the strategy with older people and the people and organisations which support them, and are hosting a session to engage with ALLIANCE members. The session aims to hear from members their views on their health and social care services for older people and how improvements can be made.  We know that older people are diverse and have different experiences and so a wide ranging mix of views is appreciated.

Following this engagement stage, a draft strategy will be published in the New Year, which will form the basis for a full consultation process early next year.

The session will discuss priority areas outlined in the statement of intent:

Prevention – staying physically and mentally active can make us more resilient as we age, reduce our risks of dementia, widen our social circle and help prevent falls.

Person-centred care – Older people must lead the decision making around their care and treatment. They must be able to say what matters to them and these wishes should be recorded, shared with the relevant health and social care professional and acted on.


A Home first approach – Our health and social care services must reorganise themselves to better support people to live well and independently in their communities as they age.


Integrated health and social care – To age and live well required a multidisciplinary team or response. Integrated health and social care is not delivered consistently.


Dignity and respect at end of life – When people require end of life care, they must have access to high quality care focussing on the physical, social and psychological and spiritual dimensions of care.


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The ALLIANCE will be using Zoom for this event. The event is not designed to elicit personal information from participants, however, should you register to attend you must be aware that transfers personal data to the USA and that any personal data you choose to share will be transferred to a country that does not provide adequate protection and that no adequate safeguards aimed at providing protection for the data are being implemented.

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Time:13.00 - 15.00

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