Integrating health and social care. Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW ) Wendy Jack Strategy and Policy Manager, West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership. Public Bodies (Joint Working)(Scotland) Bill
Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW)
Strategy and Policy Manager,
West Dunbartonshire Community Health and Care Partnership
The Bill which will require territorial NHS health boards and local authorities to integrate strategic planning and service provision arrangements for adult health and social care services (as the minimum required by law) within new Health & Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) from the 1st April 2015.
The key feature of the Bill is that health boards and local authorities must take joint and equal responsibility for the delivery of all the nationally agreed outcomes for health and wellbeing.
How local services are organised at the front line is a matter for local areas/partnerships to agree.
Local integration will also take account of other recent or impending legislation to ensure that the new arrangements are as state-of-the-art as possible
MODEL OF INTEGRATION GOVERNANCE