Policy lead gives last health update
OUTGOING policy lead for integration of health and social care, Maurice Corry, delivered his final update to Argyll and Bute Council last Thursday.
Mr Corry was voted onto the Scottish Parliament as a Highlands and Islands list MSP at last month’s election and is stepping down from the council, leaving the policy lead position vacant.
At the full council meeting on June 30, Mr Corry admitted it was ‘early days and there is a lot of work to be done’.
The health and social care partnership took control of planning and delivering health and social care in April and was immediately told it had to make savings of £20.7 million over three years. This included £ 8.5m in this first year.
On Thursday, councillors expressed concerns about a lack of information [about the partnership] and the sharing out of money from the health and wellbeing fund and integrated care fund.