Pol­icy lead gives last health up­date

The Oban Times - - News -

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.

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