Big plans in health and so­cial care field

Rutherglen Reformer - - Gossip Girl -

The man tasked with lead­ing the in­te­gra­tion of health and so­cial care in South La­nark­shire has spo­ken of his as­pi­ra­tions for the fu­ture.

In line with na­tional l e g i s l ation, in­te­grated ar­range­ments had to be in place in South La­nark­shire, and across Scot­land, by April 1.

In­te­gra­tion is about lo­cal teams of pro­fes­sion­als work­ing to­gether – along­side part­ners in­clud­ing un­paid car­ers, the third sec­tor and in­de­pen­dent sec­tor.

Harry Steven­son, chief of­fi­cer of South La­nark­shire health and so­cial care partnership, said his aim is to build on “lo­cal­ity-based care and sup­port that ad­dresses health in­equal­i­ties, im­proves health out­comes and de­liv­ers a bet­ter ex­pe­ri­ence for all’”

He added: “South La­nark­shire Health and So­cial Care Partnership’s vision is clear: Work­ing to­gether to im­prove health and well­be­ing in the com­mu­nity - with the com­mu­nity.

“As well as pro­vid­ing our partnership with an al­limpor­tant sense of iden­tity, who we are and what we stand for, that sim­ple state­ment has also been our guid­ing prin­ci­ple as we’ve been set­ting down our plans for the fu­ture.”

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