A Positive Choice

On Wednesday the Royal College of Nurses (RCN) in Scotland published ‘A Positive Choice: everyday stories of nursing excellence in older people’s care’ – eight stories celebrating the expertise, technical knowledge and compassion of nurses and health care support workers (HCSWs) who care for our older people. 

The stories in ‘A Positive Choice’ are aimed at dispelling the myths that exist about older people’s care by showcasing the vital role that nurses and HCSWs play in caring for older people in Scotland. The dedication, knowledge and skills and enthusiasm of people working in this specialty shine through the words of the nurses and HCSWs featured. So a good news story for once and I hope you find them an interesting read. To download the booklet go to: https://www.rcn.org.uk/scotland

Bringing you write up to date, today was the day that Catherine Calderwood, Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) published her first Annual Report. In it she talks about about a concept that she has labelled Realistic Medicine. If you want to know more about what that means, there is a short video that accompanies report which you can find at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vto9kt-S9p0&feature=youtu.be

You can download the full report or a summary at http://blogs.scotland.gov.uk/cmo/

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