How can community-led health organisations get involved in Scotland's integrated health and social care arrangements?
Three years ago, CHEX produced a policy briefing covering the integration of health and social care in Scotland. In Integration of health and social care – opportunities for community-led health, we summarised the PublicBodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act, which is the legislation setting out how health and social care must be brought together in each Scottish local authority area. We also highlighted any implications and opportunities for community-led health.
With integrated authorities in place across Scotland it is now easier to describe the new structures and how community and voluntary organisations might contribute to the planning of local health and social care provision. This briefing explains what the new arrangements are and highlights where, as well as why, community-led health organisations and approaches fit into the new structures of health and social care in Scotland.