Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire: The Strategic Plan - Frequently Asked Questions
What does integration mean? What’s the principal aim?
Integration means that the expertise and resources of health and social care are combined, shared, co-ordinated and planned jointly with other key partners including unpaid carers, the third and the independent sectors. The integration process will support people in North Lanarkshire to improve their own health and wellbeing as well as improving the quality and consistency of health and social care. This includes advice, support and services, especially for people with long term conditions and disabilities, many of whom are older people.
What is The Strategic Plan and why does it matter?
The Strategic Plan is at the heart of integration and will set out how health and social care services will be delivered in a more integrated way to improve the quality of support for people who need them and deliver the national health and wellbeing outcomes. You can read the outcomes here: http://goo.gl/jl4uxx
How have local priorities been identified?
Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire have endeavoured to let those at the heart of communities have their say in shaping and influencing the plan. We have carried out a Strategic Needs Assessment, identifying health and social care needs in each of North Lanarkshire’s six localities in fine detail. Crucially, this data has been tested against local knowledge through a series of locality events.
For more information on the integration journey and how engagement has been a major feature, visit: http://bit.ly/21P4RUJ