Fife Health & Social Care – Integration Scheme consultation 2021

We would love to hear from a wide range of people about the Fife Health & Social Care Partnership’s Integration scheme – which is a legal document between Fife Council and NHS Fife.

You can share your views by completing a short online survey.

Fife’s Health & Social Care Partnership aims to achieve the best adult health and social care outcomes and promote health and wellbeing for the people of Fife, and Fife Council and NHS Fife are committed to driving forward Health and Social Care Integration

At its heart, integration is about ensuring those who use health and social care services get the right care and support, at the right time and in the right setting at any point of their care journey.

To ensure the objectives of the integration are met it is a legal requirement that the local authority and health boards work together to plan and deliver adult community health and social care services – this is what the Integration Scheme sets out.

The Integration Scheme for Fife is updated every five years and is intended to achieve the National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes prescribed by the Scottish Ministers in Regulations under section 5(1) of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014.

The Integration Scheme includes information on:

There has been very little change to the revised Integration scheme (link to current scheme), however, we would specifically like to hear your views on delegated services, membership, and the strengthening of clinical and care governance.

Your feedback will help inform any changes to the Integration Scheme which will be presented to our partners, Fife Council and NHS Fife for approval. It is a statutory duty to consult on the Integration Scheme before submitting to Scottish Government for approval.

If you have any question or need a printed copy or alternative format of the survey, please contact Hazel Williamson at hazel.williamson@fife.gov.uk.

The consultation will close on Friday 20 August 2021.

Thank you for sharing your views.