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 Argyll & Bute 

Argyll and Bute 

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership manages acute, primary, community and mental health and also social care services across Argyll and Bute.  These services are provided to around 89,590 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 in Argyll and Bute and Argyll and Bute Council integrated Health and Social Care Services in the form of a Health and Social Care 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 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

December 2015

September 2015

May 2015

March 2015

December 2014

November 2014


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 (ICF).  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.  

Frequently Asked Questions relating to the ICF -please click here to view

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


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


Social Media

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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.

Patient Travel Information - Please click here to view an information advert that will be appearing in the Ileach on the 09th January. 


Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Please click here to find out more information on being a public partner with Healthcare Improvement Scotland