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A new app which will help GPs, pharmacists and other health professionals with referrals for patients suspected of having cancer has been launched. The app, developed with health professionals and patients, is available to download for free via the Apple and Google app stores. It features a quick reference guide…
The Youth and Criminal Justice in Scotland: the young person’s journey is an online resource that aims to simplify how the youth and criminal justice system works for under 18s in Scotland. Developed by Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) in partnership with Iriss and in consultation with a…
The NSPCC has launched a long-term campaign, IT’s Time, to raise awareness of the barriers abused children face getting help to rebuild their lives and call for more therapeutic services to meet their specific needs. The campaign website is calling for: increased funding for support services for children who've suffered…
Pilotlight, an Iriss project, works with co-design teams of people who use and deliver services across Scotland to design pathways to self-directed support (SDS). Using a design approach, it aims to demonstrate how to design support for seldom heard groups, provide more personalised and appropriate services, and increase the marketplace…
The Health Literacy Place website supports health and social care staff across Scotland to collaborate with patients, service-users and carers, to enable them to navigate services, and access and understand information about their health and wellbeing. It provides staff with tools, techniques, learning resources and evidence to help them work…
The performance of care homes in England can now be compared on a NHS website. Families can leave reviews in the style of the travel website TripAdvisor and also see star ratings. Homes are listed with details including the size of the home, its food hygiene rating, annual staff turnover…
An innovative online learning tool on substance use has been launched by health and social care experts at Manchester Metropolitan University. Funded by Health Education North West, the open educational resources (OERs) target health and social care professionals and those who manage and teach them. Professor of Adult Social Care,…
ScOPTbox is a curated collection of resources for social workers and others involved in supporting learning in the workplace in Scotland. It has been developed by the Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching (ScOPT), and was launched at the ScOPT conference in Glasgow on 12 November. The collection of materials has…