East Lothian Council

Integrating health and social care in East Lothian

Annual Reports and Accounts

Best health, best care, best value for our communities

East Lothian Integration Joint Board Annual Report 2016/17 

Welcome to the first annual report of the East Lothian Integration Joint Board (IJB). The IJB was formed on 1 July 2016, taking on responsibility for the planning and delivery of a wide range of adult primary and community health and social care services in East Lothian, as well as some acute hospital services.

This report looks at the period between April 2016 and March 2017. During this time we focused on integrating our health and social care management and service teams and we reshaped the commissioning and delivery of services in line with our strategic vision.

We also laid the groundwork for the way that we want to work with our stakeholders. We spent all of 2016 engaging with providers, service-users and advocacy groups on a wide range of projects. Stakeholder feedback was instrumental in shaping the procurement process for our new care at home framework, our day centre strategy and our primary care strategy.

This annual report shows what we achieved in 2016-17. Much of it is very positive but there are also areas where we want to do better. Therefore, we have included information about what we want to do next. Planning and delivery doesn’t stop and start with each new financial year, but is a continuous process.

Integrated working has huge potential benefits, for example, sharing knowledge and skills and making better use of resources to secure better outcomes for people in East Lothian. One of the great strengths of health and social care integration in Scotland is that it also provides the opportunity to engage in longer-term, sustainable planning, which, in East Lothian, will help us to achieve our vision of best health, best care, best value for our communities.

IJB Annual Accounts

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