The Scottish partnership areas involved were:
Each were responsible for the local recruitment of project staff and service users, service redesign, change management, and completion of relevant project returns and documentation.
Lanarkshire – Morag Hearty
Morag is the Programme Manager for Lanarkshire’s Telehealth Programme which included United4Health as well as the European falls prevention study – SmartCare.
Her involvement in these programmes has led to a subsequent expansion of Home & Mobile Health Monitoring across the Lanarkshire partnership area as part of the Scottish Government’s Technology Enabled Care Programme.
Since qualifying in 1994 as a nurse at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Morag has worked in various hospital and community settings and was instrumental in the establishment of the first early supported discharge team at Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire.
Moving to NHSGG&C in 2003, she used this experience in the roll out the Community Older People’sTeam in Rutherglen/Cambuslang: a Joint Futures initiative with South Lanarkshire Social Work department. Transferred back to Lanarkshire in 2009, Morag continued to play a lead role in setting up the innovative Integrated Community Support Team, before moving on to champion telehealthn developments.
For more information, contact Morag Hearty – Morag.Hearty@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk
Ayrshire & Arran – Kathleen McGuire
Kathleen qualified in Ayrshire and Arran as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 and worked in acute hospital settings until 1997. She then took up a position in public health and worked between health and local authority care before going on to become Lead Public Health Practitioner in 2000.
In 2005, Kathleen became the Implementation Manager for South Ayrshire Community Health Partnership and became heavily involved in the Long Term Conditions agenda. In 2009 she took on the post of National Long Term Conditions Collaborative Manager before coming back to A&A in 2010 as Long Term Conditions and Community Ward Manager.
Kathleen leads transformation of services and is responsible for establishing Community Wards and Telehealth in Ayrshire and Arran. She was appointed as the Strategic Lead for the Ayrshire and Clyde Valley European Projects team, including U4H and Smartcare and now leads the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme
For more information contact Kathleen McGuire – Kathleen.McGuire@aapct.scot.nhs.uk
Ayrshire & Arran – Sharon Callaghan
Sharon has been a Service Improvement Facilitator for Long Term Conditions for a number of years and in this capacity has project managed three pilot projects within Ayrshire and Arran using different care pathways supported by Telehealth.
This led to a natural progression to project managing the U4H European Project within NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
For more information contact Sharon Callaghan – Sharon.Callaghan@aapct.scot.nhs.uk
Renfrewshire – Janice Kinnaird
Janice, who has a degree in Business Studies, was Business Manager with the Alcohol & Drug Directorate and Glasgow Addiction Services, prior to moving into project management.
Janice is an experienced Project Manager, who has successfully delivered many diverse projects over the last 10 years. Projects range from new builds to Scottish Government improvement programmes.
Janice was appointed in 2006 as Regional Project Manager for the Scottish Primary Care Collaborative Programme, the aim of which was to support primary care to increase access for patients.
In November 2013, Janice was appointed as Project Manager for United4Health and Smartcare European Projects in Glasgow. This subsequently lead to Janice leading on the development of telehealth monitoring as part of the Technology Enabled Care Programme (TEC) in the Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership.
Janice is now retired. For more information contact Craig Ross – Craig.Ross@ggc.scot.nhs.uk