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Integrating Care in the Highlands

The Highland Council and NHS Highland have sealed a ground breaking partnership agreement to improve outcomes for the people of Highland through the development of integrated services. The agencies are leading the way in Scotland in overhauling the way key caring services are delivered. NHS Highland are the lead agency for adult services and the Council are the lead agency for children’s services.

The Highland Partnership - Planning for Integration / Integrating Care in the Highlands, Programme Report, June 2012

Over the past 15 months, a programme of work has focused on preparing the way for the transfer of functions between organisations so that new integrated services can be developed.

The emphasis has been on ensuring no break in continuity of service and change which would be detrimental to the outcomes sought by users, carers and staff.

These arrangements have been agreed to ensure that the maximum impact is achieved in the long term in respect of effectiveness and efficiency.

Considerable work has progressed in determining financial processes and budgets. In respect of adult services, the financial contribution payable by The Highland Council to NHS Highland for the first financial year is an indicative £88,296,000.

In respect of Children’s services, the financial contribution payable by NHS Highland to Highland Council for the first financial year will be £8,100,000.

For further information about Integrating Care in the Highlands relating to NHS Highland (Health and Social Care - Adult Services) please contact maimie.thompson@nhs.net and The Highland Council (Health and Social Care - Children's Services) public.relations@highland.gov.uk

© 2006 Highland Wellbeing Alliance.
Project part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) within the INTERREG IIIB Northern Periphery Programme.