Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership

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Published Date: 

10 Jul 2015 - 16:53

 Outline Strategic Plan


Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is currently in the process of producing its Strategic Plan which will lay out how health and social care services will be delivered in Argyll and Bute in the future.


It explains what is happening with the integration of health and social care services, including the legal requirement and the reasons why we need to change.  Stephen Whiston, Head of Strategic Planning and Performance for the Partnership, said:


“Our vision is that people in Argyll and Bute will live longer, healthier, happier, independent lives.  We will achieve this by prioritising the prevention of ill health, increasing services which will anticipate changes in the health of individuals and by putting in place rapid and appropriate access to primary (GP), community and hospital treatment and rehabilitation, support and care services.


“We are ambitious for our services and we want to make positive changes that do away with duplication and inefficient top down systems.  We also want to build on our commitment, experience and skills, best practices and quality services and we will be focussing on what the public, patients and the users of the services have said they value i.e. person centred care which keeps you safe and well.


“However, money is tight and we will have to make tough choices.  We will make them in consultation with our local communities in an open and transparent way.


“We would be really grateful if members of the public could take a few minutes to feedback their thoughts on the outline plan.  This feedback will then be compiled and will be used to develop our 3 year strategic plan which we will be publicising for formal consultation in September.”