Registration for our annual conference on 26 March 2015 is now open. Our venue, Dunblane Hydro, promises to be a wonderful backdrop to our inspiring programme. Click here to see the programme and to register.
Urinary tract infection is the most common type of infection in care homes for older people; this project tested an intervention designed to increase the residents’ fluid intake, and evaluated its effectiveness. Drink-up to reduce infection
This project aims to raise the awareness of community nurses working in the Western Isles, of the information, support and advice available to people with sight and hearing loss. Raising Awareness of Sensory Impairment Report
Dignity Therapy is a brief intervention that enhances the lives of people at the end of life; this feasibility study set out to explore its effectiveness with people with early dementia. Living Well with Dementia Report
This project observed interactions between staff, families and residents, and then developed guidance including images and words to illustrate excellent practice. Development work with staff has enhanced the language used both in day to day interactions and in posters & notices displayed in the care home. Enhancing Dignity through Caring Conversations Report
This Project piloted a mindfulness based cognitive therapy programme to carers of people with dementia in Oban, and assessed the effectiveness of that programme. This project won the Mental Health Nursing Forum Practice Excellence Award for Research/Evidence into Practice, in April 2015. Being Mindful of the Carers Report
“Caring for the poor in twentieth-century Britain”, the report of the workshop hosted by the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University on 11 and 12 September 2014 is available here.
On Thursday 13th November 130 people gathered at Queen Margaret University to participate in a debate entitled “Nurses: catalysts for community health and wellbeing.” The evening was chaired by Pennie Taylor well known to most as the Chair of the NHS Scotland Event, she is a Glasgow-based journalist and champion of public involvement in the…
Scotland is unequal. People’s health is inextricably linked to the circumstances in which they live, and inequalities in health are widening. This is because the health of the least deprived people in Scotland is improving at a faster rate than the most deprived. Everyone knows – from the Scottish Government, to frontline health and social…
We are pleased to announce the news that our new Chair of Council will be Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie OBE. Sir Lewis holds the James Mackenzie Chair of General Practice at the University of Aberdeen and has served as a General Practitioner at Peterhead Health Centre and Community Hospital for almost all of his professional…