October 2015 – Scottish Government teams up with SHA
The Scottish Government has awarded a £120,000 grant to the Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) to develop a new national care framework for people with Huntington’s Disease (HD).
January 2016 – National Care Framework Lead appointed
The Scottish Huntington’s Association has appointed a National Care Framework Lead. Alistair Haw joins SHA from Prostate Cancer UK, where he led the charity’s award winning communications and public affairs work in Scotland.
May 2016 – Membership of National Care Framework Development Group confirmed
Further to a period of consultation with key stakeholders The Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) is delighted to announce the membership of the National Care Framework Development Group.
June 2016 – Parliament unites behind HD National Care Framework
MSPs from across the political divide have united behind the Scottish Huntington’s Association’s work to deliver a National Care Framework for HD families.
September 2016 – Development Group agrees draft text of Care Framework
The HD National Care Framework Development Group has agreed on a draft document to go out to the first phase of consultation.
October 2016 – National Care Framework consultation opens
The consultation on the draft National Care Framework for HD is now open.
The Framework can be viewed in two formats: 1) Text only version and 2) Interactive online version.
November 2016 – Minister urges involvement in Care Framework consultation
Scottish Government Minister for Public Health & Sport, Aileen Campbell MSP, has called on health & social care professionals, NHS Boards and social care providers throughout the country to get involved in the consultation on the National Care Framework for Huntington’s Disease.
December 2016 (1) – National media coverage promotes Care Framework consultation
We are grateful to The Herald for covering an article highlighting the draft National Care Framework for HD and encouraging readers to get involved in the consultation prior to 9 December.
December 2016 (2) – Consultation receives strong and positive response
The Scottish Huntington’s Association was extremely grateful to receive around 120 responses from HD family members, NHS Boards, Health & Social Care Partnerships, Integration Joint Boards, Royal Colleges, health & social care professionals, academics and third sector organisations (from Scotland and indeed beyond).
February 2017 – Development Group approves launch version of Framework
The Development Group has signed off a launch version of the National Care Framework further to changes made following the extensive public consultation.
March 2017 – National Care Framework goes live!
The National Care Framework for HD has been published, and can be viewed and used to improve care and support for HD families at http://care.hdscotland.org/.
May 2017 – National Care Framework formally launched at Holyrood reception
An event in the Scottish Parliament marking the formal launch of the National Care Framework for Huntington’s Disease (HD) has welcomed a £60,000 boost that allows the project to continue into its next phase of local implementation.
January 2018 – First three regional Frameworks go live!
Phase 1 of the Care Framework localisation process is now complete. Localised Care Frameworks are now in place for Ayrshire & Arran, Fife and Grampian. These can be accessed via the “Regional Frameworks” section of the care.hdscotland.org site.
April 2018 – Health Secretary formally launches Care Framework for Ayrshire & Arran
The launch at Ayrshire Central Hospital’s Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre saw families affected by HD join health and social care staff to welcome Ayrshire & Arran becoming the first area in Scotland to roll out its own localised version of the internationally acclaimed Framework.
June 2018 – Fife Care Framework formally launched
The event saw families affected by HD join health and social care staff come together to welcome Fife becoming one of the first areas in the country to roll out its own localised version of the internationally acclaimed Scottish National Care Framework for HD.