Integration of Health and Social Care
Health and social care
The integration of health and social care brings services
together to deliver co-ordinated care that is easy to access and is
focused on the best outcome for the individual person.
The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act was granted
royal assent on 1 April 2014. It sets out requirements for health
boards and local authorities to integrate their services, resulting
in more joined-up, seamless health and social care provision that
will improve people's lives.
These new integrated bodies - the Health and Social Care
Partnerships - were formed in spring 2015. Integration Joint
Boards are responsible for the strategic direction of the
partnerships, and make sure they are operating efficiently and
The Health and Social Care Partnerships work closely together to
improve people's experience of services; and to give them the
support they need to live safe, healthy lives in their own
Each partnership has between 2,000 and 3,000 employees in total,
made up of local authority and NHS Ayrshire & Arran employees.
Annual budgets for the partnerships are around £200
To find out more about the Health and Social Care Partnerships
in East, North and South Ayrshire, click the links below.
Integration Joint Board:
Click here for
more information on information sharing within the Health and
Social Care Partnerships.
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