Health and social care integration

The population in Midlothian is increasing and people are living longer, healthier lives. As society changes so do the health and care needs of our communities.

Recognising this adjustment, the Scottish Government has introduced a Law that will join Health and Social Care services in Scotland. This will play a key part in planning services to meet these changing needs.

Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership

Midlothian Council and NHS Lothian now work together as a Health and Social Care Partnership, governed by the Midlothian Integration Joint Board (IJB).

The new partnership means working as a team, with joint responsibility and accountability.

In brief, GPs, hospitals, health workers, social care staff, voluntary and independent care providers and others share information, and co-ordinate planning and delivering services - putting people first.

The vision

The partnership's vision is that people will lead longer and healthier lives by getting the right advice, care, and support, in the right place, at the right time.

Our mission

We will work together to achieve better outcomes for Midlothian's people:

  • To support people to stay healthy and well
  • To make it easy to get health and social care services
  • To provide excellent quality care, treatment and support

Comments and complaints

Complaints give us valuable information on how we fulfil our responsibilities. Handled well, complaints can give customers a form of redress when things go wrong, and can help us continuously improve.

For further information, please see the Midlothian IJB complaints handling procedure.

If you have comments, suggestions or complaints, contact Tom Welsh, Integration Manager.

Health and Social Care Integration Newsletter

IJB Annual Accounts


Tom Welsh, Integration Manager