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Integrating health and social care in East Lothian

What's happening in East Lothian?

During 2015, the East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership (ELHSCP) took over responsibility for local health and adult social care services formerly delivered through East Lothian Council and East Lothian Community Health Partnership. On 1 April, ELHSCP will assume responsibility for an integrated budget to enable delivery of integrated health and social care.

In East Lothian, ELHSCP was established in shadow form since late 2013. In 2015, we assumed responsibility for delivering a range of nationally agreed outcomes that apply across adult health and social care. We will: 

  • integrate East Lothian’s NHS and local authority adult health and social care budgets
  • increase the involvement of clinicians and care professionals, the third and independent sectors and local communities in the planning and delivery of health and social care services.

We will be responsible for ensuring that systems, procedures and resources are in place to monitor, manage and deliver on the following key outcomes:

  • improving adult health and social care services
  • shifting the balance of care so that we are able to deliver more services in community settings
  • supporting the East Lothian Partnership to reduce inequalities
  • improving health and care outcomes for local people.

Our remit includes:

  • planning and commissioning integrated services for health and social care
  • ensuring a successful partnership between the various stakeholders, for example, clinicians, housing, the third and independent sectors
  • providing assurance to the NHS Board and East Lothian Council that the Health and Social Care Partnership is working within its delegated authority.

We want to make sure that adult health and social care budgets are used efficiently and effectively to achieve quality and consistency.

East Lothian Integration Scheme 

Find out more about how about what's involved by reading the East Lothian Integration Scheme.

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