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Here you can find a range of resources to help you practise Realistic Medicine, including some inspiring examples of good practice from across Scotland

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Lessons in value from Value Improvement Fund Project Leads 20 Jul 2021

Lessons in value from Value Improvement Fund Project Leads

The Realistic Medicine Value Improvement Fund provides funding for improvement projects within Health Boards, that are taking an innovative approach to improving patient care and outcomes. Three Project Leads from our 2018-2020 round of funding have kindly shared their “Lessons in Value” with us. Providing Virtual Primary Care Pharmacists to all NHS Western Isles Practices…

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Attendee feedback: CMO Annual Report 2020-2021 webinar launch 12 Apr 2021

Attendee feedback: CMO Annual Report 2020-2021 webinar launch

Post-event feedback received following the webinar launch of the CMO Annual Report 2020 – 2021: Restore, Recover, Renew, has been collated in the slide show below. Thank you to all attendees who submitted their feedback to us via Twitter and the post-event survey. Please click a slide to view the responses.

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National Demand Optimisation Group (NDOG) Phase III Report and Phase IV re-focus on COVID-19 pandemic monitoring 12 Apr 2021

National Demand Optimisation Group (NDOG) Phase III Report and Phase IV re-focus on COVID-19 pandemic monitoring

The recent publication of the CMO’s annual report for 2020 – 2021: Recover, Restore, Renew highlighted the importance of tackling unwarranted variation in practice and outcomes. Progress made in the delivery of the Healthcare Science National Delivery Plan 2015–2020 around adopting principles of a Realistic Medicine approach led to the publication of the National Demand…

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ACEP Speciality prescribing report and template 20 Jan 2020

ACEP Speciality prescribing report and template

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Acute Care Specialty Effective Prescribing Reviews   NHS Ayrshire & Arran has established an Acute Care Effective Prescribing Group (ACEPG). The group has been tasked with reviewing quality and effectiveness of all areas of prescribing within Acute Care in NHS Ayrshire & Arran. To support this work the ACEPG has carried…

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Bringing the back office to the front lines of health care 5 Dec 2019

Bringing the back office to the front lines of health care

Bringing the back office to the front lines of health care By Gordon Oates, National Procurement’s Technology Enhancement Programme Manager (NHS National Services Scotland) Data is fast becoming the world’s most valuable commodity. Over recent years, the insight and knowledge extracted from data has opened up new opportunities for people, businesses and governments. It’s helped…

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The Care Home Continence Improvement Project 10 Nov 2019

The Care Home Continence Improvement Project

The Care Home Continence Improvement Project Applying the principles of Realistic Medicine at NSS – continence care case study The Care Home Continence Improvement project, developed by NHS National Procurement, part of NHS National Services Scotland, is a great example of a project which used the principles of Realistic Medicine to improve outcomes for not…

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Value Improvement Fund 30 Sep 2019

Value Improvement Fund

Value Improvement Fund The second round of the Value Improvement Fund resulting in the funding of 10 bids. The successful applications can be found here: Value Improvment Fund – 2019-20 and 2020-21 – Successful Projects Value Improvement Fund – NHS Lanarkshire – The use of 5 Questions healthcare education within a seconday school in North…

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Living Realistically in Tayside 29 Aug 2019

Living Realistically in Tayside

The full playlist for the NHS Tayside Living Realistically event is now available on YouTube.

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REALISTIC MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2019 – MAKING IT PERSONAL 2 Aug 2019

REALISTIC MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2019 – MAKING IT PERSONAL

REALISTIC MEDICINE CONFERENCE 2019 – MAKING IT PERSONAL Booking for the Realistic Medicine Conference 2019 is now open! Please follow the link below to book your space. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/realistic-medicine-making-it-personal-tickets-66202201567 Please note that the programme is subject to change, and full delegate packs will be available on arrival. We hope to see you there!

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NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making 24 Jul 2019

NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making

NHS libraries supporting healthcare professionals in shared decision making Healthcare libraries have a different role to public libraries. Whilst they do hold books on healthcare topics to support staff professional development, they also provide valuable support to staff in their day-to-day work with patients. NHS librarians may be asked by health professionals to look for…

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Please Ask Campaign 24 Jul 2019

Please Ask Campaign

Summary of “Please ask” posters It is important to us all that our patients, their families and carers are fully involved in every aspect of their care from admission through to discharge. The “Please ask” posters were developed in NHS Ayrshire and Arran to encourage patients, relatives and carers to ask 4 important question about…

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My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) and the Cancer Innovation Challenge at NHS Ayrshire and Arran 24 Jul 2019

My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) and the Cancer Innovation Challenge at NHS Ayrshire and Arran

My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) & the Cancer Innovation Challenge at NHS Ayrshire & Arran   We have been working on the My Clinical Outcomes project which allows chemotherapy to be adjusted according to toxicity experienced by patients My Clinical Outcomes (MCO) and the Cancer Innovation Challenge Website link: https://www.myclinicaloutcomes.com/case-study/cic YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFK7JpkNCno      

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