NHS Grampian serves the half-million people who live in Grampian and provides selected specialist healthcare services for patients from surrounding areas.
- Improving the rate at which health improves, and narrowing the gap in health between the most disadvantaged and most affluent communities.
- Providing safe, high-quality treatment on the basis of clinical need, in comfortable surroundings.
- Keeping patients at the heart of our services.
NHS Grampian consists of acute services, three Health and Social Care Partnerships, and corporate services, which include planning and finance. It works closely with local authorities, and with the University of Aberdeen and The Robert Gordon University, especially in research, workforce planning, and training.
- To lead, co-ordinate and facilitate consistent, evidence based approach to public health across Aberdeenshire, in order to reduce health inequalities and improve the health & wellbeing of the population of Aberdeenshire.
- Develop and contribute to the development of Public Health policy to support the development of the Community Planning Partnership (CPP), including the Community Health Partnership (CHP) and other partner agencies within the CPP.
- Develop, implement and evaluate public health action.
- Develop and support the role of multi-agency partners and all health professionals as health improvers, by building public health capacity throughout the Community Planning Partnership.
- Support links between locally delivered health services and the community planning structures to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Aberdeenshire.
- Promote and support a community development approach to health and wellbeing, to enable both individuals and communities, to take more responsibility for their own and their families’ health and to promote social inclusion.
More information on Public Health work in Aberdeenshire can be found at Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Network.
The Robert Gordon University
At Robert Gordon University we focus on:
- Preparing students for the world of work through a proven combination of professional placements, academic and research excellence, and state-of-the-art facilities.
- Promoting hands-on, practical, patient-centred training that leads to professional registration through our undergraduate courses and high quality care.
- Providing Professional Development courses which are ideal to boost your career prospects and make you better at your job.
- Flexible learning methods so you can update your knowledge and skills and fit your study around your other responsibilities.
- Responding to health and social care policy, and providing a service to the local community while training – for example through local volunteer patients.
- Teaching from experienced practitioners who are also active researchers in their field.
- Strong links with practice colleagues to ensure up-to-date courses that equip graduates and post registration professionals with specific skills attractive to domestic and international markets.
The University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen City Council
Aberdeen FC Community Trust
Aberdeen FC Community Trust was established as the official partner charity of AFC in March 2014, with the vision “To provide support and opportunity to change lives for the better.”
As an important participant in Scotland’s ‘national sport’ Aberdeen Football Club recognises its high profile and influential position nationally and especially within Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland.
Since its introduction AFCCT has significantly increased football participation programmes in the area, catering for children aged 3 upwards, people living with disability and individuals from ethnic and religious minorities. Utilising their Scottish FA Football Development Officers, AFCCT enhance local grassroots football and now facilitate primary school football league activity in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
A significant focus of the work undertaken by AFCCT has been to develop and increase wider community engagement well beyond ‘just’ football. This work is done in close partnership with other like-minded groups and organisations, involving participants of all ages, some aged 100+. AFCCT have programmes addressing dementia, inactivity, obesity, social exclusions, social deprivation and more.
AFCCT work in partnership with the North East local authorities, NHS Grampian, Sport Aberdeen, Police Scotland and Aberdeen Sports Village as well as many other private businesses and local charities as well as maintaining a close and mutually supportive relationship with Aberdeen Football Club. AFCCT operate under the direction of its own Board of Trustees, with entirely separate governance and financial control. By operating as a registered charity and separating its business activities entirely from the football club, AFCCT is able to access funding and CSR sponsorship opportunities previously unavailable to AFC. This additional funding resource is targeted to benefit those in need within primarily North East of Scotland communities.
Community initiatives are developed in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders, with every effort being made to align relevant strategies and resources. AFCCT creates a demand-led range of community initiatives in a spirit of equal partnership, with all activities being as inclusive as possible.
Aberdeen FC Community Trust works hard to harness the existing support and goodwill felt towards Aberdeen Football Club and to utilise that positivity to empower communities and individuals locally, nationally and potentially internationally.
More information on AFCCT can be found at http://www.afccommunitytrust.org
Police Scotland provides a modern, professional policing service to the communities of North-east Scotland and enjoys a close working relationship with NHS Grampian as well as our other partners including the Scottish Ambulance Service.
By working together our aim is to derive significant benefit for the patients and citizens of Grampian who we both ultimately serve.
Among our Force priorities are those of public protection including safeguarding children, young persons and vulnerable adults; road casualty reduction; serious organised crime and drugs to tackle those who cause the greatest harm in our communities and Violence, where we aim to develop our understanding of the causes and effects of violence and focus efforts on tackling the impact of alcohol on this type of crime.
In order to deliver on our priorities we have a variety of dedicated teams and departments including Substance Misuse co-ordinators, Education teams, Child and Adult Protection Officers and Domestic Abuse Liaison Officers. All staff are encouraged and empowered to be creative in solving problems, reducing harms and delivering excellent policing services.
To report a crime or to contact any of our specialist officers please call our Service Centre on 0845 600 5700.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has initiated a number of safety programmes in partnership with Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils, Police Scotland and other safety and health related agencies. The Service is taking a prominent role in developing fire safety initiatives.
Home First Safety Visits
As part of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s commitment to building a safer Scotland they offer everyone in Scotland a free home fire safety visit. They can also fit smoke alarms free of charge if your home requires them. Find out more information on Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Home Fire Safety Visit webpage.