Latest Blog Posts

  • HSCP Winter Vaccination Clinics
    Keeping our staff and our patients safe from flu and COVID-19 is a priority for us all this autumn/winter. Book your Vaccination Appointment    What am I eligible for?All NHS Lothian and HSCP staff are being offered a free seasonal flu  vaccination.    Some HSCP staff are eligible for the Covid-19 Winter Booster.  Some … Read more
  • Event Workshop: 17 November 2022
    Trauma, Domestic Abuse and Children and Young People under 18Thursday 17th November 2022 | 9:30am – 12:pm To book a place please contact NO LATER THAN Thursday 27th October What is this training? This training will focus on the impact domestic abuse has on children and young people under 18, the effect on development … Read more
  • Event Workshop: 8 & 9 November 2022
    Adult Support & Protection Roles & ResponsibilitiesTuesday 8 & Wednesday 9 November 2022 | 9am – 12:30pm To book a place please contact NO LATER THAN  TUESDAY 11th OCTOBER Who is this learning for? This Level 2 course is for multi-agency operational staff and managers working within East Lothian and Midlothian who are in … Read more
  • Event Workshop: 28 September 2022
    Mental health and women involved in selling or exchanging sex 28th September 2022: 11:30am – 1pmFREE Event for front line workers and support services. Register at Mental health is a core issue in the lives of women involved in selling or exchanging sex. In Scotland, the 2021 Snapshot by the Encompass Network of services supporting women … Read more
  • ELHSCP Response to National Care Service Consultation
    A ‘Call for Views’ was launched by the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee to inform their consideration of the Bill to establish a National Care Service in Scotland. In August 2022, a new consultation asked for views on the proposed National Care Service Bill (more details here). The Bill would establish a national service … Read more
  • NHS ‘Near Me’ Video Appointments available at Dunbar Library
    Dunbar Library is one of 10 libraries across Scotland to offer private space and the use of digital devices for Near Me appointments. Near Me is a video consulting service that enables people to attend appointments from home or wherever is convenient. The service is already widely used across NHS Scotland for health and care appointments with around 20,000 … Read more
  • Hello Colleagues
    Introducing Fiona Wilson, East Lothian Health & Social Care’s Chief Officer Having now spent my first few weeks in my new position as Chief Officer, I wanted to reach out of all East Lothian Health & Social Care colleagues, to say hello and formally introduce myself. Background I started my career as an Occupational Therapist, … Read more
  • Are you an unpaid carer working for ELC?
    Many many ELC staff are carers, providing unpaid care by looking afteran ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner. They have to manage the difficult job of balancing work with their caring responsibilities, and this sometimes means thatthey have very little time to take care of themselves and their needs. In recognition of … Read more
  • Coming soon – Dementia Friendly Meeting Centre in Musselburgh
    This Dementia Friendly Week (30th May – 5th June), the ELHSCP, along with Dementia Friendly East Lothian​, Open Arms Carers and Musselburgh Area Community Partnership are delighted to confirm that funding has been secured to create a Dementia Meeting Centre within Musselburgh this Autumn – with the scope to expand to further satellite sites across … Read more
  • East Lothian Connect Group
    Connect is a free service for women who have had some involvement with the justice system and who need support with challenges such as substance use, mental health difficulties or low self-esteem, or feel isolated or have experienced domestic abuse. Read the very positive article about this service and our wonderful Justice Social Work Team … Read more