ALLIANCE Live

ALLIANCE Live

By The ALLIANCE
Short form podcasts with guests from across health and social care discussing innovation, good practice and emerging policy.

Guests are invited to use the power of story to bring their work or lived experience to life and demonstrate the successes and challenges that come with any endeavour, including living well with a long term condition or disability.
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Pursuing an MSc in Digital Health Interventions
This ALLIANCE Live focuses on a new Masters opportunity available from the University of Glasgow for students focusing on Digital Health Interventions. Carmen is joined by Simon Bradstreet, a Research Fellow and Lecturer and University of Glasgow's Health and Wellbeing Institute to talk about what the course covers, what students can expect to go on to after achieving an accreditation and how it reflects the growing demand to introduce more digital solutions int our health system. Find out more about a Postgraduate degree in Digital Health Interventions.
18:51
April 7, 2020
Advice on Energy Efficiency
During this very difficult period the ALLIANCE is going to produce a number of podcasts for people living with long term condition, disabled people, and unpaid carers. These will cover advice, support, and comment on COVID-19. In this episode we’ll hear from Kate Cunningham, of Energy Action Scotland – a Scottish charity campaigning for the eradication of fuel poverty. She’ll give us some energy saving tips for people spending extended periods of time at home. The development of coronavirus COVID-19 means that this is a very difficult and worrying time for people living with long term condition, disabled people, and unpaid carers, with many self-isolating, and the support that they use on a regular basis under pressure. If you are concerned that you have come into contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please visit nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for information. This information is accurate at the date of publication (24 March 2020).
08:31
March 20, 2020
Advice for Personal Assistant Employers on COVID-19
During this very difficult period the ALLIANCE is going to produce a number of podcasts for people living with long term condition, disabled people, and unpaid carers. These will cover advice, support, and comment on COVID-19. In this episode we’ll hear from Colin Millar, of the Scottish Personal Assistants Employers Network (SPAEN). SPAEN was set up in 1999 to help people to take active control over their care and support packages. Colin will give us some advice on what action you should take about COVID-19 if you employ personal assistants. The development of coronavirus COVID-19 means that this is a very difficult and worrying time for people living with long term condition, disabled people, and unpaid carers, with many self-isolating, and the support that they use on a regular basis under pressure. If you are concerned that you have come into contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please visit nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for information. This information is accurate at the date of publication (24 March 2020).
13:20
March 19, 2020
Advice for Carers on COVID-19
During this very difficult period the ALLIANCE is going to produce a number of podcasts for people living with long term condition, disabled people, and unpaid carers. These will cover advice, support, and comment on COVID-19. In this recording we’ll hear from Scotland’s national carers organisations. Fiona Collie from Carers Scotland answers some key questions for us. The development of coronavirus COVID-19 means that this is a very difficult and worrying time for people living with long term condition, disabled people, and unpaid carers, with many self-isolating, and the support that they use on a regular basis under pressure. If you are concerned that you have come into contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please visit nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for information. This information is accurate at the date of publication (24 March 2020).
06:59
March 19, 2020
Let's Draw Health in Govanhill!
Scotland's Fire Starter Festival 2020 was held between the 27th January and 14th February. The festival allows people from all aspects of public service to share innovative and creative ways that we are all making a difference to Scotland. As part of the festival the ALLIANCE's Health and Social Care Academy wanted to explore Health Inequalities in the thriving community of Govanhill. Govanhill has a rich history of migration and is now Scotland’s most ethnically diverse neighbourhood with around 40% of residents from ethnic minorities. In this podcast Justin Duncan (the ALLIANCE), Marzanna Antoniak, Sorana Gorga (both Govanhill Community Development Trust) and Gary Steven (Mind in Draw) reflect on the event and creative approach used to discuss what health and social care support and services currently looks and feels like for people and then move onto what they would like to see improve in the future. The recording also features first person viewpoints from people who attended the event around their experiences of health and social care in Scotland.
34:18
February 20, 2020
Encouraging ownership in the co-production process
This episode of ALLIANCE Live is the third and final podcast being released to mark Co-production Week 2019. We are joined by Charlene Tait Deputy Managing Director of Scottish Autism and Catriona Stewart Co-Founder and Chair of SWAN (Scottish Women’s Autistic Network). Scottish Autism have, over the last few years been working together with SWAN ( Scottish Women’s Autism Network) and having their work together has resulting in: The development of an on line resource for autistic women and girls ( Right Click) produced by autistic women and girls and underpinned by the research of Catriona and a pioneering peer mentoring project developed by autistic women for autistic women, the programme has been independently evaluated In the conversation Charlene discusses as video which captures a choir stemming from Right Click singing. Please watch at your leisure using this link.
56:45
November 22, 2019
Co-producing Self Management Training with Bipolar Scotland
This episode of ALLIANCE Live is the second of four podcasts being released to mark Co-production Week 2019. I’m joined by volunteer facilitators and staff members of Bipolar Scotland to discuss the organisations Self Management Training course and what were their experiences of developing it through co-production.`
30:40
November 20, 2019
Co-producing inclusive co-production - Creating the Hearing Access Protocol
This episode of ALLIANCE Live is the first of four podcasts being released to mark Co-production Week 2019. Sally Shaw is the founder and director of Ideas For Ears, a third sector organisation supporting businesses & organisations to adopt best practices that are loved and wanted by people with hearing loss. Sally highlights the creation of the Hearing Access Protocol being developed making it more possible for more people to more easily hear and follow the spoken word and other audible information. The initiative has co-production at its core having been developed with people with hearing loss across the UK and by providing guidance to make any service design process more inclusive. A transcripted version of this podcast can be found on the ALLIANCE website. Click this link to go there.
38:36
November 19, 2019
Scotland Co-Production Week 2019 Preview
This episode of the ALLIANCE Live podcast is a special preview show for Co-Production Week. We speak with Sam Jordan from the Scottish Community Development Centre or SCDC who facilitate the Scottish Co-production Network and lead on Co-production Week in Scotland. Now in its 4th year, Co-production Week Scotland is about bringing people together from across the country to share ideas, learning and stories about how co-production puts people and communities at the heart of the support and services they’re a part of.
13:09
November 14, 2019
A National Conversation on Mental Health: Community Discussion
The ALLIANCE Live team worked with LGBT Health and Wellbeing to produce a podcast capturing a panel discussion around mental health within the LGBTQ community.  Within the discussion the panel talk about experiences of accessing mainstream mental health services so we can figure solutions to help access and the role that LGBTQ organisations can play. LGBT Health and Wellbeing welcomes the entire diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, intersex and asexual communities and allies.  Our services and activities are for all people aged 16+.  This includes those who are questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and those who do not use labels for either. If you would like to get in touch regarding anything that is discussed within this conversation, the following methods can be used: Website: https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk/ Twitter: @LGBTHealthy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lgbthealthy/ Direct: rosie@lgbthealth.org.uk
38:35
November 13, 2019
"What Matters To You?" with Home Care
In this ALLIANCE Live podcast Jill Scoular and Julia Donaldson from the Home Care team with Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership are joined by Tommy Whitelaw to spend some time telling you about the partnership working with the Dementia Carer Voices team at the ALLIANCE. Home care are a provider of care at home services supporting 4500 service users every day. Our Head of Service had previously worked with Tommy Whitelaw at the ALLIANCE at another local authority and wanted to bring some of that invaluable contribution of 'What Matters To You,' to home care in Glasgow. In march 2019 HSCP Care at Home Services worked in partnership with the ALLIANCE specifically around their 'Dementia Carers Voices' project, led Tommy. The aim of the initiative was to engage, inform and empower individuals working in front facing care to feel confident having conversations about 'What matters to you?' with individuals using Care At Home services who are living with dementia, their families and carers. The team delivered 15 sessions over 6 locations involving all 13 the care services.
45:33
November 11, 2019
Digital evolution NOT transformation
Digital evolution NOT transformation - Why your charity needs digital leadership Ross McCulloch, Director of Third Sector Lab, will join us to explore the building blocks of digital evolution and how your organisation can make change starting today. Ross will discuss the role of leadership, culture, data, flexible technology and service design in ensuring your organisation is truly user-focused. Ross is the facilitator of SCVO Digital's Senior Leaders Programme and will share some of the learning from the programme, which is now in its fourth year.
25:12
October 28, 2019
Tackling poverty and supporting people’s health
This podcast marks both Self Management Week and Challenge Poverty Week, taking place from 7th to the 13th October 2019. The roundtable conversation highlights the impact money advice workers, based in 9 GP practices within some of the most disadvantaged areas of Glasgow, have had on the lives of many individuals who live there. 
29:44
October 8, 2019
Excellence in Care
Excellence in Care is a national approach to develop and implement a world-class, evidence based, national method to assuring nursing and midwifery care that reflects the ‘Once for Scotland’ ethos.The approach seeks to improve, integrate and coordinate the way nursing and midwifery services are delivered within the Scottish public sector to ensure that everyone receives a consistent standard and quality of service. Andrew Moore is an adult nurse who has worked in the NHS for more than 30 years. He has held several clinical and managerial posts, spending most of his career with NHS Ayrshire and Arran. He took up post as Head of Excellence in Care with Healthcare Improvement Scotland 12months ago. He has a particular interest in staff wellbeing and quality improvement. Watch the ALLIANCE Live webinar - Excellence in Care.
14:50
October 2, 2019
President of the EESC Brexit Sub Committee, Stefano Mallia Reflects on the Scotland visit
After the end of a long day of conversations with representatives from across sectors within health and social care, ALLIANCE Director Irene Oldfather sat down with Stefano Mallia, to reflect on his visit to Scotland and the relationship Scotland will have with the EESC post-Brexit.
12:20
September 23, 2019
A Draft Framework for Community Health and Social Care Integrated Services
Following on from their ALLIANCE Live Webinar Christina Naismith,  Head of Integration Implementation in the in the governments Community Health and Social Care Directorate and David Rowlands Professional Adviser for Integration joined us for a chat providing further insight around the plans for the Draft Framework for Community Health and Social Care Integrated Services.
26:16
August 19, 2019
Barnahus Standards
Barnahus, or Child’s House, is a multi-agency and child focused response for victims and witnesses of violence.  Across Europe, the model is characterised by intensive, multi-agency and ongoing support, child friendly setting, and a single forensic interview.  Children and young people’s rights to support, participation, decision making and justice are enshrined in the model.  Fiona Wardell and Rachel Hewitt from NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland discuss the ongoing implementation process for national standards which will underpin a Barnahus model in Scotland.   You can access the  Barnahus standards scoping workshop  report online on the HIS website using the following link: http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/our_work/standards_and_guidelines/stnds/barnahus_standards.aspx
30:10
July 30, 2019
Children and Young People
Susan Walls, Scotland Manager for Contact and Gill Meens, Young People and Families Scotland Service Manager for Versus Arthritis discuss how their respective projects are empowering young people and their families. Susan casts a spotlight on the role of GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child) and Gill provides an insight into they integrated work they are involved within various  Rheumatology  clinics across Scotland.
38:44
July 1, 2019