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Access to Healthcare

Healthcare information for migrants is available on the NHS Inform website.

Access to Healthcare – GP Registration cards have been designed to support anyone who needs to register at a new GP practice. You can download printable versions of the cards by clicking the following links.

Downloadable Access to Healthcare Card (Business Card style)

Downloadable Access to Healthcare Card (Z Card style)

The first is a business card which sets an individuals rights to healthcare in Scotland.  It also provides contact information for NHS Inform and the Patient Advice and Support Service.

The second card is a larger, six sided ‘Z card’ which provides the same information as above, as well as more detail including reference to the recently revised Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities and NHS 24.

Support for self management through public libraries in Scotland

Since October 2017, the ALLIANCE’s Self Management Team have been working with partners to increase support for self management through public libraries in Scotland

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland in partnership with NHS Scotland and Scottish public library services have been working together on a Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) Public Library Improvement Fund project (this link will take you away from our website). Together they have developed a training resource for public library staff to increase their knowledge about self management of long term conditions and health literacy enabling them to feel confident offering support and information to people about their health and wellbeing.

Marianne Brennan, the ALLIANCE, has written a blog article in which she shares her learning and reflections as the ALLIANCE’s Public Library Improvement Fund Round 1 Project comes to an end.

Health Literacy Centre Europe

The Health Literacy Centre Europe portal has been developed within the project “Intervention Research On Health Literacy among Ageing population” (IROHLA), a European research project on health literacy for older people. The goal is to present a guideline for policy and practice to show the specific and important measures to improve health literacy for older people. The portal is for health professionals, policymakers, educators and experts/researchers about health literacy.