Integration of health and social care

The Scottish Government has consulted on its proposals on the integration of adult health and social care. The consultation set out proposals to inform and change the way that the NHS and Local Authorities work together and in partnership with the third and independent sectors. Proposals included changes to how adult health and social care services are planned and delivered, aiming towards a seamless experience from the perspective of the patient, service user or carer. It also outlined improvements to integrating health and social care services which are not limited to older people, but extend to all adult health and social care services. The consultation asked for views on new legislation that will be introduced in order to enable the changes that Ministers propose. You can read the full consultation here.  You can also read Lead Scotland’s response to the consultation (click on the links on the right-hand side of this page).