GCVS joins partnership for best care of elderly

GCVS is now part of the Health and Social Care Partnership which will be working with the Scottish Government’s Joint Improvement Team (JIT) on enabling the best care for older people living with frailty.

Gillian McCamley of Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) will be part of the partnership because of the potential to link into the GCVS Community Connectors programme.

The Glasgow City team will be led by Stephen Fitzpatrick, Head of Older People’s Services and builds on the learning of the Intermediate Care Pathways work, piloted in North East.  It includes Lorna Dunipace, Head of Heath (NE), Gordon Bryan, Rehabilitation Manager (NE), Willie Munro, SWS Service Manager (NE), Dr. Richard Groden, Clinical Director, in recognition of the key contribution of GPs to managing frailty within our system and Strategic Co-ordinator, Professor Paul Knight will represent the acute health care of elderly people.

The first JIT Frailty workshop took place om Glasgow on 1st June. You can find more information on JIT’s current programmes that focus on better partnership joint working, and toolkits which provide guidance for local partnerships at www.jitscotland.org.uk/.

Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership recently published their first news bulletin, which can be accessed here 

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