What we need from a National Care Service

In this, the second of our series of posts on the care crisis, Kathy Jenkins looks at what we need from a National Care Service and how the Scottish Government’s planned service, currently before Parliament, fails in almost every respect. A National Care Service for Scotland Trade unions and others are expressing many serious concernsContinue reading “What we need from a National Care Service”

Why is the EIJB discussing care in private?

This post from Councillor Ross McKenzie is the first in a series which we place to publish on the social care crisis in Edinburgh. The ‘Edinburgh Integration Joint Board’ (EIJB) also known as the ‘Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership’ (HSCP) was established in 2015 to oversee the planning and delivery of newly integrated healthContinue reading “Why is the EIJB discussing care in private?”

Edinburgh Care Crisis

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board met on Tuesday 18th October. One of the major items on their agenda – a Scottish Government report on health and social care in the city was discussed in private (point 11 referred to in the deputations that we post here). Another Edinburgh is Possible held a protest outside theContinue reading “Edinburgh Care Crisis”