Have your say on health and social care scheme

The way that future health and social care services is changing and communities in Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross are invited to get involved and have their say.

The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 came into force on April 1, 2014 and requires Health Boards and Local Authorities to integrate their health and social care services.

This means that local teams and health professionals across health and social care in Tayside will be working together to deliver quality, sustainable care and services, resulting in improved outcomes for the people and their families who use these services.

NHS Tayside and Angus, Dundee and Perth City Councils will delegate the responsibility for planning services for health and social care to Integration Joint Boards for each locality, which will be in charge of the budget and the staffing of the services in these areas.

An important step in this process is the agreement of an Integration Scheme for each partnership area.

The Schemes for Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross will lay out how the Integration Joint Board will come together, outlining the agreed local delivery arrangements and the functions which are to be delegated to the Integration Joint Board.

Draft Integration Schemes have been developed for Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross and a public consultation is now being held.

More information on each of the Local Authorities’ draft Integration Scheme and how you can get involved in the consultation process, can be found by visiting NHS Tayside website: http://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk/Search/index.htm?searchterm=health+and+social+care+integration&search-btn=search

The survey is open to anyone and the public is being invited to participate in this consultation process which will be running until the end of February.

Following the consultation exercise, the final Integration Schemes for Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross will be submitted to the Scottish Government by the end of March 2015 for approval.