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 Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership 

Argyll and Bute 

NHS Highland in Argyll and Bute and Argyll and Bute Council have integrated health and social care services in the form of a Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).  The new HSCP includes all health services, including contracted services (those that are purchased from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde), and all Adult and Children and Families social work.  The HSCP went live on 1st April 2016.

The HSCP integrated management team structure (click here to view) is now in place and there is also an Integration Joint Board (IJB), which is the new governance Board and will have responsibility for the planning, resourcing and overseeing the operational delivery of integrated services.  The membership of the IJB (click here to view) comprises elected councillors, NHS Highland Board members and a number of other members from a range of sectors and stakeholder groups including the Third Sector, Independent Sector, patients/service users, staff and carers.  This wide ranging membership reflects the need to change the way we provide and access services, putting people at the heart of the process by operating as a single health and social care team at a local level. 

To assist with the integration of services the HSCP consulted at the end of 2015 with local communities, stakeholders, staff and patients/service users on its 3 year Strategic Plan.  This Plan has now been updated (click here to view final version) to reflect the comments and feedback received and will provide a road map on the actions needed to shift our services and resources to ones which prioritise anticipatory care, preventative measures and the maintenance of health and wellbeing so that working together we can achieve our joint vision that: 'People in Argyll and Bute will live longer, healthier, independent lives'. 

The Scottish Government required that Health Boards and Local Authorities jointly prepare, consult and submit to Scottish Ministers an Integration Scheme by April 2015. This Scheme set out the key agreements that need to be reached in developing their integration arrangements.  Please click here to view a copy of the Integration Scheme for Argyll and Bute.

For general enquiries about Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership please call 01546 605659 or email

HSCP Newsletter

Prior to the HSCP 'going live' a series of integration newsletters were produced on a regular basis and the last 2 editions are available below.

February 2016

December 2015


Latest Events

Meeting of Mid Argyll Health Care Forum - click here to view details


Islay Health Services Review Implementation Group

Please click here for more information


Mull and Iona Health and Social Care

Please click here for more information


Integrated Care Fund

The Scottish Government is providing Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) across Scotland with a source of funding over the next 3 years through the Integrated Care Fund.  The Government has highlighted that this funding should be used by HSCPs to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals through: a more preventative approach to healthcare, supporting adults who may have more than one health condition and ensuring that the appropriate care is provided to tackle inequalities.

FAQs - click here to view

Information about the ICF and locality investments - click here to view

Latest press release - click here to view 


Patient Travel

Please click here to view a guide for your transport needs to get to your medical appointments in Argyll and Bute.