The Scottish Government supports a range of initiatives and projects which are concerned with the implementation of the Health Works Strategy.
Working Health Services Scotland
A national direct access service offering vocational rehabilitation to people who work in small businesses and whose health condition is affecting their ability to work. Working Health Services Scotland is hosted by NHS Lanarkshire:
Scottish Offer Project – NHS Grampian
Over a three year period, 2011-2014, a project lead has been employed within NHS Grampian. NHS Grampian's Scottish Offer project has piloted delivery of the Scottish Offer within an NHS Board. The first year interim report outlines the priorities and progress, and a final report for 2013-14 was published in August 2014:
National Musculoskeletal Redesign
NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Lothian are piloting a redesign of musculoskeletal service delivery in partnership with NHS 24. Integral to the redesign is the inclusion of a health and work pathway which leads people requiring support into vocational rehabilitation or employability services in the locality.
Health Works Development Fund
For two years the Scottish Government supported a Health Works Development Fund. Five projects were funded in 2012-13 and seven projects were funded in 2013-14:
Health Works Outcomes Framework
The Health Works Outcomes Framework was developed in 2011 by NHS Health Scotland. Three NHS Boards have been working with this framework - NHS Lothian, NHS Fife and NHS Ayrshire and Arran: