What's New At CHSS?
New workplace Health Promotion Nurse scheme
Our innovative new programme is currently being offered to companies across Central Scotland. We offer a range of activities to inform staff of their individual risk factors for chest, heart and stroke illness and provide professional advice on how to reduce these by making healthier lifestyle choices. Options include blood pressure screenings and lifestyle assessment, interactive workshops on a range of topics (e.g. healthy eating) as well as support for staff-run health promotion activities.
The aim is that by working in partnership with companies we can help to promote the health and well-being of staff. In return companies can support us and help CHSS to continue providing our services across Scotland.
Charter for people living with stroke in Scotland
We are delighted to announce the launch of the stroke Charter for people living with stroke in Scotland.
This Charter is for anyone who is interested in the care and support services which should be available to a person living with stroke in the community - if they need them.
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new E-learning resource!
Heart Education Awareness Resource and Training through E-learning (HEARTe) is an innovative new online resource which combines interactive case studies with additional information and links to further resources.
It has been designed primarily for use by registered health professionals across primary and acute services who are involved in general areas which include cardiac care, however wider health and social partnership agencies may also benefit from using it.
- For more information about the background to this project please see the HEARTe page on our website.
- To access to E-learning resource please see heartelearning.org
"The number of specialist heart failure nurses is falling as the number of patients with heart failure rises"
Suzanne Bell, chair of the SHFNF and one of the authors of the report, says: 'Heart failure is a life-limiting condition and people can live with disabling and isolating symptoms for many years. While fewer people are dying from cardiac conditions, more people are living with heart failure, in fact, almost 94,000 in Scotland. Specialist heart failure nurses have the skills, training and expertise to manage the complexities of this condition, in a highly cost-effective way.
They are valued by both patients and carers living with heart failure in Scotland. Along with the other members of the heart failure services they should be supported so that their vital work can be sustained and improved in the coming years to meet the growing needs of the heart failure population.'
For more information about heart failure contact the Advice Line nurses on 0845 077 6000.
Online resource for carers
stroke4carers.org was developed in collaboration with CHSS, National Advisory Committee for Stroke, University of Edinburgh and Big Lottery Fund Scotland, to set up a free online website specifically for unpaid carers , family and friends of people after a stroke.
This new site will have interactive features with simple explanations of symptoms and practical help and information to help carers and families wherever they live in Scotland.
CHSS is working with NHS Fife Stroke Managed Clinical Network to develop a DVD as an additional support tool.
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