Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders have launched the first formal stage of consultation on what the arrangements between the two agencies might look like when a new Health and Social Care partnership is implemented.
Integration of health and social care is the Scottish Government’s programme to improve services for people who use health and social care services. This means from April 2016, the partnership between NHS Borders and SBC will bring together:
- all community health services
- adult social care services
- health visiting
- community dental services
- sexual health services
- unscheduled care.
They are currently seeking views on the first piece of work which is the Scheme of Integration.