You will find links to a range of Scottish health policies on the Policy Documents page of this unit Flying Start NHS®.
Keeping up to date
There are many ways that you can keep up to date or find out about specific policies including downloading the Scottish Government news app for mobile devices.
It is good practice to visit these sites on a regular basis to ensure you are up to date with the latest policy documents:
The Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland is currently the key policy document
Health and Safety Executive. The Latest publications and Health in the News may be particularly useful
Healthcare associated infection
You should also be aware of your responsibilities regarding Healthcare Associated Infection .This is an area where you should ensure that you are aware of your responsibilities and keep up to date.
Children and young people
NES Online Child Protection resources are aimed at ALL NHS Scotland staff.
This webpage gives details of the wide range of initiatives aimed at improving the health of the people of Scotland. The information is broken down into specific areas of interest.
Information about policy and initiatives can be found on this web page
This community on the Knowledge Network will help you keep up to date in developments in care for older people.
The Government is working in partnership with service users, carers, local authorities, the NHS, the Care Commission and the voluntary and independent sectors to improve community care services across Scotland.
The Healthy Working Lives vocational rehabilitation page contains Information about policy and initiatives
Scottish Government Dementia page. Information about policy and initiatives about this government priority can be found on this web page
Improving Scotland's Health
The Government has a wide range of initiatives in place to encourage more people to live healthier lives details of this work can be found on the Improving Scotland's Health page
Health and Social care
The Government is working in partnership with service users, carers, local authorities, the NHS, the Care Commission and the voluntary and independent sectors to improve community care services across Scotland. Information about this work can be found on the Community Care pages
Patient rights and participation
A Framework to Support Staff Development in Patient Focus Public Involvement'. This document provides a framework for learning and development, and a range of examples of PFPI from practice.
"Little Things Make a Big Difference : Valuing People" This resource has been designed to act as a gateway for NHS Scotland staff to access resources which support the delivery of person-centred care.
A series of factsheets and leaflets about the Patient Rights Act (2011) are contained in Little Things Make a Big Difference: Valuing People" online resource for frontline NHS staff.
If you are looking for information about a specific area of interest, try:
- The Knowledge Network topics and subject specific portals.
- The Knowledge Network Communities of Practice developed by groups with specific interests
- Scottish Government search function
- Scotland's Health on the Web search function