Big plans in health and social care field
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.”