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 Argyll & Bute 

Argyll and Bute 

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership is part of NHS Highland and manages acute, primary, community health, mental health and social care services across Argyll and Bute.  These services are provided to around 88,050 people across 6,909 sq km (during the summer months the number of people in the area increases significantly due to an influx of tourists).  The Partnership serves a diverse range of settlements including 6 towns, 46 villages, 156 small settlements and 26 inhabited islands.

For general enquiries please call 01546 605659/605646, email:


Health and Social Care Partnership

Following on from Scottish Government legislation NHS Highland Argyll & Bute and Argyll and Bute Council have integrated Health and Social Care Services in the form of a Health and Social Partnership.  The Partnership will go live from 1st April 2016. 

An integration website has been set up to keep the public, staff and other stakeholders informed on the integration project and it can be accessed by clicking here

The first formal meeting of the Integration Joint Board (IJB) was held on the 18th August 2015.  The formation of the IJB was a key element in the legislation introduced by the Scottish Government.  From 1st April 2016 the IJB will formally take over responsibility for health and social care planning and delivery. 

The Scottish Government legislation also laid out that the membership of the IJB should include equal participation from NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council to ensure joint decision making and accountability.  The IJB also has a range of other members representing various stakeholder groups including staff, third sector, service users and the independent sector.  The current membership of the IJB is available by clicking here.

We have also listed below some of the key documents relating to the integration project in Argyll and Bute.

Integration Newsletter

September 2015

May 2015

March 2015

December 2014

November 2014


Islay Health Services Review Implementation Group

Please click here for more information


Mull and Iona Health and Care Review

Please click here for more information


Building Sustainability for Health Services in Mid Argyll

Please click here for more information


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Patient Travel

Please click here to find out more about NHS Highland's policy of financial assistance to support travel to and from hospital.