Stage three: Embedding

The embedding phase of the project started in October 2014 and will be running until October 2015. During this time, we will be working with practitioners in Tayside to establish how the recommended interventions from the working group could be embedded locally.

The primary locations for embedding these changes were South Angus and Dundee.

We'll have more information about how this part of the project went after March 2015, so keep an eye on this page for updates!

hospital to home journey

The people

During the embedding phase of the project, we have been greatly supported by a number of practitioners working in Tayside.

With special thanks for their time and input some of those involved are listed below:

National Project Advisory Group

  • Bernie Campbell: Scottish Care
  • David Strathearn: CCPS Associate / Voluntary Sector Advisor
  • Diane McCulloch: Head of Community Care, Social Work Department, at Dundee City Council
  • Miles Witham: Clinical Reader in Ageing and Health at NHS Tayside/University of Dundee School of Medicine
  • Roy Soiza: Consultant Geriatrician & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecture at NHS Grampian

Tayside Support

  • Ashley Farquharson: Project Manager, Nursing & Midwifery Directorate
  • Caroline McQuillian: Associate Nurse Director NHS Tayside, Nursing & Midwifery Directorate
  • Cesar Rodriguez: Clinical Lead Older People in Acute Care Collaborative, NHS Tayside
  • David J McLaren: Researcher/Project Manager, Perth & Kinross Community Health Partnership
  • Liz Myers: Nurse Consultant, NHS Tayside

South Angus

  • Carrie Anne Stephen: Angus Discharge Co-Ordinator, NHS Tayside
  • Dr Douglas Lowdon: Clinical Lead Consultant Medicine for the Elderly, NHS Tayside
  • Kristy Whitton: Nurse Practitioner, Medicine for the Elderly Team, South Angus


  • Cindy Graham: Resource Manager, Home Care
  • Diane McCulloch: Head of Community Care, Social Work Department, at Dundee City Council
  • Jacqueline Thompson: Nurse Consultant, Older People, Dundee CH
  • Karen Anderson: Head of Allied Health Service at Dundee CHP, NHS Tayside
  • Karen Gall: Team Leader, Dundee Discharge Team
  • Karen Lesslie: Team Manager, Enablement Services
  • Lynne Morman: Team Manager, Social Work Department
  • Margaret Swankie: Advance Nurse Practitioner

Perth and Kinross

  • Amanda Clements: Nurse Coordinator Intermediate Care P&K CHP