The Glasgow NHS Centre for Integrative Care was a winner at the recent 2016 Self Management Awards in the Self Management Resource category. The ceremony was held in the Garden Lobby, Scottish Parliament.
The Self Management Awards were part of Self Management Week, of which the theme this year was 'Powerful Partnerships'. The CIC's Dr Jacqueline Mardon, who also serves on the Faculty Council as NHS Secondary Care Representative) expressed her pride at the award, stating that it was testament to the work carried out at the CIC, which involves working closely with patients and empowering them 'to reveal, discover, re-discover, connect, re-connect their strengths,' and work through their conditions. Watch Dr Mardon's interview on the award win below.
The award win is the second occasion in the last month that Faculty-representatives have been recognised after Dr Gary Smyth was a finalist for Diversified Medic of the Year. It is also a timely reminder of the immense value the CIC has to offer, in light of its threat of closure as part of a series of cuts by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde with the aim of saving £70m. A petition to protect the service has gathered over 2000 signatures, which can be found here.