Publication - Progress report


The bibliography below is representative, rather than an exhaustive list of the range of literature and publications which have been referenced in the compilation of this report. Please visit the Review web space where a more comprehensive list of reference materials will be available.

Quality Strategy: A strategy for improving the quality of care patients receive from the NHS in Scotland. The Quality Strategy aims to deliver the highest quality healthcare to the people of Scotland to ensure that the NHS, Local Authorities and the Third Sector work together, and with patients, carers and the public, towards a shared goal of world-leading healthcare.

National Conversation: Creating a Healthier Scotland - What Matters to You?: The Scottish Government is inviting you to have your say on what a healthier Scotland should look like in the next 10 to 15 years and the steps that could be taken to make this vision a reality. From August 2015 to Spring 2016 we will be holding a national conversation on improving the health of the population and the future of health and social care services in Scotland

Health and Social Care Integration: Integration of health and social care is one of Scotland's major programmes of reform. At its heart, health and social care integration is about ensuring that those who use services get the right care and support whatever their needs, at any point in their care journey.

Main page on SG website:

Integration Narrative:

Roles, Responsibilities and Membership of the Integration Joint Boards:

Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC): GIRFEC is a consistent way for people to work with all children and young people and the bedrock for all children's services and professionals in adult services who work with parents or carers.

Main page on SG website:

SG Publications:


Mental Health Strategy: The Scottish Government's mental health strategy to 2015 sets out a range of key commitments across the full spectrum of mental health improvement, services and recovery to ensure delivery of effective, quality care and treatment for people with a mental illness, their carers and families.

Health Inequalities: Reducing inequalities in health is critical to achieving the Scottish Government's aim of making Scotland a better, healthier place for everyone, no matter where they live. While the health of the country as a whole is improving, the fact is that some inequalities are widening. That requires concerted action across government.

Main page on SG website:

Equally Well - Report of the Ministerial Task Force on Health Inequalities:

Palliative and End of Life Care: Palliative and end of life care are integral aspects of the care provided by health or social care professionals to people living with and dying from any advanced, progressive and incurable condition. Palliative care is not just about care in the last days and hour of life, but about ensuring quality of life for both the person and their family at every stage of the life-limiting disease process from diagnosis onwards.

Main page on SG website:

Caring for people in the last days and hours of their life - National Statement/Guidance:

Workforce Policy: The Workforce Policy team lead on pay, terms and conditions of service, pensions, education and training and workforce planning. The 2020 Workforce Vision was published in June 2013 and the first Implementation Plan was published in December 2013.

Main page on SG website:

NHS Workforce Policy page:

Everyone Matters: 2020 Workforce Vision:

eHealth Strategy: The eHealth Strategy 2014 - 2017 sets a national direction through a common vision and set of key aims. The Strategy maintains a significant focus on healthcare and the needs of NHSScotland, but has been redeveloped to recognise the rapidly evolving environment of integrated health & social care and the need to address not only NHSScotland requirements, but also the expectations and requirements of partnership organisations, and citizens for electronic information and digital services.

Falls policy - The Prevention and Management of Falls in the Community: The Framework builds on the model presented in the Up and About resource, and focuses on falls prevention and management and fracture prevention for older people living in the community. The Framework is underpinned by evidence from research and draws on knowledge and experience gained by the falls prevention community in Scotland over the last four years.

Cardiac Arrest Strategy: The Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest(OHCA) strategy, which has been developed in collaboration with a range of stakeholders, is a 5 year plan with the aim of ensuring that by 2020 Scotland becomes an international leader in OHCA outcomes. The headline aim is to save an additional 1,000 lives by 2020.

Prescription for Excellence, A Vision and Action Plan for Pharmaceutical Care in Scotland (2013)

A Vision and Action Plan for the right pharmaceutical care through integrated partnerships and innovation

Towards 2020: Taking Care to the Patient. The Scottish Ambulance Service.

Shape of Training: Securing the future of Excellent Patient Care (the Greenaway Report).

The future of primary care: Creating teams for tomorrow (Report by the Primary Care Workforce Commission, Health Education England

Scottish eHealth Strategy 2014/17

Scotland's National Health Literacy Action Plan - Making it Easy

Effectiveness of paramedic practitioners in attending 999 calls from elderly people in the community: cluster randomised controlled trial

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 01 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:919

National Audit Office Out of Hours GP Services in England 2014

Randomised controlled trial of effectiveness of Leicester hospital at home scheme compared with hospital care

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 11 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1542

General Practice Funding underpins the persistence of the inverse care law. Mclean G, Guthrie B, Mercer SW, Watt GCM. BJGP in press

Examining the role of Scotland's telephone advice service (NHS 24) for managing health in the community: analysis of routinely collected NHS 24 data

Alison M Elliott, Anne McAteer, David Heaney, Lewis D Ritchie, Philip C Hannaford

BMJ Open 2015;5:e007293 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007293

Increase in emergency admissions to hospital for children aged under 15 in England, 1999-2010: national database analysis

Peter J Gill, Michael J Goldacre, David Mant, Carl Heneghan, Anne Thomson3, Valerie Seagroatt, Anthony Harnden

Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302383

Are pharmacy-based minor ailment schemes a substitute for other service providers?

Vibhu Paudyal, Margaret C Watson, Tracey Sach, Terry Porteous, Christine M Bond, David J Wright, Jennifer Cleland, Garry Barton, Richard Holland

DOI: 10.3399/bjgp13X669194 Published 1 July 2013

A cohort study of influences, health outcomes and costs of patients' health-seeking behaviour for minor ailments from primary and emergency care settings

M C Watson et al.

BMJ Open 2015;5:e006261 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006261

Physician associates: the challenge facing general practice

James Parle, James Ennis

DOI: 10.3399/bjgp15X684685 Published 1 May 2015

Physician associates and GPs in primary care: a comparison

Vari M Drennan, Mary Halter, Louise Joly, Heather Gage, Robert L Grant, Jonathan Gabe, Sally Brearley, Wilfred Carneiro, Simon de Lusignan

DOI: 10.3399/bjgp15X684877 Published 1 May 2015

Estimating the burden of minor ailment consultations in general practices and emergency departments through retrospective review of routine data in North East Scotland

Fielding et al

Family Practice (2015) 32 (2): 165-172. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmv003

A systematic review of evidence about extended roles for allied health professionals

Kathryn McPherson, Paula Kersten, Steve George, Val Lattimer. Alice Breton, Bridget Ellis Dawn Kaur Geoff Frampton

doi: 10.1258/135581906778476544 J Health Serv Res Policy October 1, 2006 vol. 11 no. 4 240-247

Characteristics of service users and provider organisations associated with experience of out of hours general practitioner care in England: population based cross sectional postal questionnaire survey

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 29 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2040

Support and assessment for fall emergency referrals (SAFER 2) research protocol: cluster randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance paramedics to assess and refer to appropriate community-based care

Snooks, et al. BMJ Open 2012;2:e002169 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002169

The increasing burden and complexity of multimorbidity

Anna J Koné Pefoyo123*, Susan E Bronskill24, Andrea Gruneir2456, Andrew Calzavara4, Kednapa Thavorn478, Yelena Petrosyan2, Colleen J Maxwell49, YuQing Bai24 and Walter P Wodchis1024 .

BMC Public Health 2015, 15:415 doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1733-2

Factors influencing junior doctors' choices of future specialty: trends over time and demographics based on results from UK national surveys

Fay Smith, Trevor W Lambert and Michael J Goldacre

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine; 0(0) 1-10 DOI: 10.1177/0141076815599674


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