Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership have published their draft Strategic Plan for the integration of health and social care in the city, which is now open for consultation until December 31st. The plan, which will be implemented from April 2016, sets out the Partnership’s vision for health and social care services and how they intend to deliver against a number of priorities to improve health and wellbeing in Glasgow.
The third sector will play a key role in the process of transformational change and GCVS will continue to advocate for our members’ involvement. To this end, GCVS will be holding a consultation event in the Albany in November 2015 to inform our response to the plan’s content – watch this space!
The Partnership welcomes comments on the draft from members of the public, users of health and social care services, staff of Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, providers of health and social care services, the housing sector, and any other individual or group.
The integration process is intended to deliver transformational change in the design and delivery of health and social care services, in line with the Scottish Government’s nine National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes. Early intervention and prevention will be at the heart of the changes that will be made to service planning and delivery and the views of service users and carers will be taken into account throughout the process.
More information about the integration of health and social care can be found here.