Consultation On Health And Social Care Plans

Integration authorities are required to involve stakeholders and ensure they are consulted with in relation to future plans for health and social care.

MSPs in the Health and Sport Committee would like to establish whether or not integration authorities are doing enough to involve patients, carers, the third sector and other stakeholders over the design and future of health and social care in their local area.

You can read more about this here.

A call for written evidence has been issued today seeking views from patient and carers representatives, NHS and social care staff, third sector organisations asking:

  • Do you know how and when you can get involved with the Integration Authorities to influence decision making?
  • Were you consulted in the preparation of the strategic plans or involved with the work of the Strategic Planning Group?
  • Have you been involved with the work of the Integration Authority following the publication of the strategic plan?
  • Have you been involved with the work of the localities/ what involvement would you like to have?
  • Do you think that your involvement with the IAs has had an impact on decision making?
  • What could be done to improve the communication from the IAs?
  • What could be done to ensure greater collaboration and engagement in the decision making process of Integration Authorities?

Responses to this should be submitted no later than Wednesday 8 March 2017.

Responses should be sent, wherever possible, electronically and in MS Word format to:

Hard copy responses may be sent to:

Health and Sport Committee, T3.60, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP

Responses should be no more than four sides of A4 in length.