Spotlight Session 2

14:00 – 15:15

Enabling Research in Care Homes - Improving Quality, Equity and Inclusion

NHS Research Scotland and Clinical networks have established Enabling Research in Care Homes (ENRICH) Scotland network, to ensure Scottish care homes are included in the most appropriate trials and studies.

Improving the lives and health of people living in care homes is a major priority, but care home residents are generally underrepresented in research studies. ENRICH Scotland aims to change this by strengthening support for research outside the NHS.

This presentation will explore commitment to, and benefit from, supporting research in care homes through ENRICH Scotland in inclusion and equity of access to research programmes outlining what has been done so far to move forward and the acceptance of the place care homes have in our collective narrative in health and social care.

The (COVID-19) pandemic highlighted the significance of social care interactions within our health service, and stressed the central role and benefit of research in improving the quality of life, treatments and care for all patients.. This presentation will raise awareness of care homes research in Scotland and will explore commitment to, and benefit from, supporting research across all health and social care settings.

Irina McLean

Health and Social Care Research Coordinator, NHS Research Scotland (Central Management Team)

Irina’s work is focused around social care research governance. Recently she has been working on developing the dedicated research governance framework, aimed at supporting social care research within the NHS environment in Scotland.

Dr Rosalie Ashworth

Partners in Research Lead/ Research Fellow, NHS Scotland Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network

Rosie is the Lead for NHS Scotland Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network (NDN) ‘Patient and Public Involvement’ group known as ‘Partners in Research’.

Pharmacy 2030: A New Professional Vision

During the (COVID-19) pandemic, pharmacists have been visible to public and healthcare professionals, being the first point of contact practitioners in the community including in the evenings and at weekends, ensuring the supply of medicines to patients, and being instrumental in the organisation of the Covid vaccination programme.

This presentation describes a new professional vision for the future of pharmacy in Scotland: Pharmacy 2030. It showcases pharmacists who are already advancing professional practice to deliver this vision of improved care for patients.

Pharmacy 2030 is about what’s next for pharmacy - a future in which pharmacy teams will work together, using their expertise to make the best use of medicines. They will take a person-centred approach, providing care holistically rather than by clinical condition. Patients will receive timely medication reviews and pharmacists will lead in all aspects of medicines governance, improving safety and sustainability.

Delegates will hear how Pharmacy teams are moving towards all of pharmacy working together across care settings as one team, whether based in hospital or the community – underpinned by technological advances, such as e-prescribing and a single shared patient record.

Laura Wilson

Practice and Policy Lead - Scotland, Royal Pharmaceutical Society Scotland

Laura is Policy and Practice Lead at Royal Pharmaceutical Society, Scotland.

Audrey Thompson

Lead Pharmacist Prescribing Services, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Audrey is Lead Pharmacist for Prescribing in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), and has 25 years’ experience in primary care. She has an MSc in Prescribing Science.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Remote Health Pathways Supporting Remobilisation of Local Services with a 'Caring for Ayrshire' Vision

The NHS Ayrshire &Arran TEC team aim to facilitate the ‘Caring for Ayrshire’ vision, by putting citizens at the centre for wide-spread adoption of digital technology. This will enable everyone in NHS Ayrshire and Arran to have equal access to the best possible care, using suitable technology where appropriate and support them in managing their own health as close to home as possible.

The team have developed person- centred co-designed remote health pathways using Inhealthcare to mobilise reform at pace. They have supported safe service transformation and redesign of care pathways in response to the pandemic by working collaboratively and identifying and embedding suitable technology within a pathway.

In this presentation, delegates will hear how these pathways make it easier for citizens to access healthcare, saving travel time, reducing CO2 emissions, reducing time off work, away from carers or children, and providing easier access for those living in more remote and rural parts of Ayrshire.

Dr Alexia Pellowe

Clinical Lead, Remote Health Monitoring, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Dr Alexia Pellowe is a GP and Clinical Lead for Remote Health Monitoring in NHS Ayrshire & Arran, deputy secretary for Ayrshire and Arran LMC and an Associate Advisor for QI and patient safety with NHS Education for Scotland.