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Welcome to Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership. Here you will find out about what the Partnership is, what we are responsible for, who’s involved and our work with communities and partners across Fife to transform services for you and those you care for.
A bit of background….
The 1 April 2016 triggered one of the biggest transformations of health and social care services in Scotland. The national drive is to have health and social care services delivered jointly, locally and as effectively as possible. Across Scotland Partnerships have been set up to meet this aim and to support people to live healthy, independent lives.
In Fife, a vast range of services from NHS Fife and Fife Council’s Social Work Services have transferred over to Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership. Services we are now responsible for include:
- all adult and older people Social Work Services
- community health services e.g. district
- nursing, physiotherapy and mental health services
- children’s community health services e.g. health visiting
- housing services which provide support
- services to vulnerable adults and disability adaptations; and
- the planning of some services provided in hospital e.g. medical care of the elderly.
Fife is of the largest Health and Social Care Partnerships in Scotland, next to Edinburgh and Glasgow, with around 5,000 staff and a joint budget of around £470 million.
Housing and third sector and independent sector care providers are also within the Partnership, playing a vital role in the successful integration of services as they work as part of the health and social care teams to develop new ways of working.
Our goal is for the people of Fife to achieve their full potential through:
- Living safe, healthy and independent lives in their communities.
- Receiving the information, support and care they need, efficiently and effectively, at the right time and in the right place.
Listening and involving…
Throughout the period of transformation we will continue to ensure safe, person-centred and effective health and care services and support. We are actively listening to and involving all stakeholders, such as carers, families, their representatives and many more, as they help us shape the future and live within budget.
Developed in consultation with the public, Fife’s Strategic Plan sets out our service priorities for 2016-19. The Partnership’s Integration Joint Board (IJB) has legal responsibility for services delegated to it. The IJB is fully responsible for:
- Allocating resources in accordance with the Strategic Plan,
- Ensuring that the national and local Health and Wellbeing Outcomes are met.
What changes are there in Fife…
Reform on this scale can take time, but through our proactive approach to joint working is already beginning to make a difference in communities and Fife wide. To find out more visit our XXXX pages.
Director, Fife’s Health and Social Partnership