Welcome to our website which we hope helps to keep you updated on the latest news in your communities.

Health & Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) are required to produce and deliver strategic plans every three years, therefore we are continuously in a cycle of planning, implementing and reviewing our work. In the future locality planning groups will inform this ongoing cycle to reflect and respond to local need.

Our vision sets the strategic direction for our work:

Accessible, seamless, quality services and support that are personalised and responsive to the changing needs of individuals, designed with and for the people of Fife.

Our aim is to support the people of Fife to live well, by developing our services to be more joined up – improving the services people need, when they need them – especially for those with long term conditions and disabilities.

We want everyone in Fife – of whatever age – to thrive and live well. Our work in Localities is essential to make that happen.

The seven locality areas are:

  • Cowdenbeath (includes Lochgelly, Kelty and Cardenden)
  • City of Dunfermline
  • Glenrothes (includes Thornton, Kinglassie and Leslie)
  • Kirkcaldy (includes Burntisland and Kinghorn)
  • Levenmouth (includes West Wemyss, Buckhaven, Methil, Methilhill, Kennoway and Leven)
  • North East Fife (takes in Auchtermuchty, Cupar, Taybridgehead, St Andrews, Crail and Anstruther)
  • South West Fife (includes Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Rosyth, Kincardine, Oakley and Saline)

We want Localities to improve population health outcomes and reduce inequalities through targeted interventions, by:

  • Supporting people to successfully manage their own health and wellbeing.
  • Reducing the number of people who have heart disease, stroke or diabetes.
  • Reducing pressures on GPs, so that clinical need is not overtaken by social need.
  • Reducing unnecessary emergency admissions to hospital.
  • Ageing well in the community.

Putting the needs of people and communities first will bring together GPs, hospitals, health workers, social care staff, voluntary and independent care providers, in the seven localities, and will share information to help plan and deliver services.

Health & Social Care Locality Planning Update

An important part of Fife Health & Social Care Integration is the creation of Localities, bringing decision making about Health & Social Care local priorities closer to communities.

June 2018 saw the completion of the first phase of the Locality Planning Wider Stakeholder events and the identification of initial priorities for each locality. These Locality Planning Wider Stakeholder Groups are made up of representatives of all key stakeholders and have contributed to the development of agreed priorities for each locality.

Work is now underway, with the implementation of Locality Planning Core Groups, to move from planning to delivery of the agreed priorities within each of the localities, in partnership with communities, professionals and individuals.

Our understanding of our seven localities is taken from:

  • Area Profiles – both national and local data and statistics.
  • Experience and knowledge of people who use services and staff working in the localities who attended engagement and subsequent locality meeting/events across the seven localities.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to identifying the initial priorities for each locality. Information on these agreed priorities are available in the Fife Health & Social Care Annual Report.

Fiona McKay
Head of Strategic Planning, Performance and Commissioning

Want to know more?

There’s a page for each of the seven Health and Social Care Localities where information and updates will be posted.

Also why not take a look at the Autumn 2018 Newsletter.

Need to speak to someone?

Tracy Harley, Locality Planning Co-ordinator
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 ext 443854
E-mail: tracy.harley@fife.gov.uk

Heather Gibson, Locality Development Co-ordinator
Tel:  03451 555555 Ext 447016
E-mail:  heather.gibson-NHS@fife.gov.uk