Glasgow City Council has published a Draft Integration Scheme for the health and social care services to be integrated under the terms of the Public Bodies Joint Working Act.
The Council’s Executive Committee approved the plan on 5th February 2015, with instructions to submit a final version of the Scheme by the end of March 2015 .
The scheme sets out how the various partners will approach integration in Glasgow and details the various functions carried out by both Glasgow City Council and Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS that will be integrated and which will become the responsibility of the Joint Integration Board.
Partnerships will also be required to prepare a Strategic Commissioning Plan, which sets out how they will deliver services over 3 a year period and will be required to fully consult with all relevant stakeholders in its preparation, publication and review. The Scottish Government will provide a £100m Integrated Care Fund in 2015/16 to assist with the process of integration, early intervention and preventative approaches; this investment will be crucial in realising the aims of integration and will involve a decisive shift in focus for partners.
The partnership is inviting organisations to nominate themselves on to new planning structures and there is also space for service users and carers. There will be a number of thematic groupings – disability, mental health, homelessness, older people/Reshaping Care, addictions and carers. GCVS has requested more information on this process and will update this website accordingly.
Read the draft Integration Scheme