The Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership region lies in the eastern part of Scotland's central belt and is part of the United Kingdom, however, healthcare is an area of devolved responsibility in Scotland. Scotland has a population of 5.4 million citizens and Midlothian, the area with the fastest growing population, has 91,00 inhabitants. Significant healthcare challenges in this region include: heart diseases, cancer, dementia and cerebrovascular disease. The self-assessment outcomes reflect the maturity of Midlothian HSCP, showing progress towards integrated care in a number of dimensions. Continue reading . . . .
Informed by the outcomes of maturity assessment on strengths and weaknesses in integrated care in Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) in Scotland, specific dimensions were identified as priorities for knowledge transfer for coaching or improvement. Knowledge transfer activities were facilitated and implemented by Midlothian HSCP and Scotland; Workshop “transforming local healthcare systems – co-creation and co-design with citizens" and workshop on Interpretation of data by Primary care Boards in Flanders. The purpose of these workshops was to identify key learning, explore specific topics for in-depth further knowledge exchange, build log-term strategic partnership to enhance learning and mutual exchange. Continue reading . . . .
Regional partner engaged invested dedicated personnel to lead three different areas of improvement – population approach, digital infrastructure, and citizen engagement. While synergies between longer term outcomes of improvement areas were identified in the initial call with leads, regional partner preferred to structure the three improvement goals separately when developing logic models. Continue reading . . . .