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 will share information and co-ordinate planning and delivering services - putting people first.
The Midlothian Health and Social Care 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.
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 we can use in terms of how we fulfil our responsibilities. Handled well, complaints can give customers a form of redress when things go wrong, and can also help us continuously improve.
For further information, please see the Midlothian IJB complaints handling procedure.
If you have any comments, suggestions or wish to make a complaint to Midlothian Integrated Joint Board, please contact:
Tom Welsh, Integration Manager.
Health and Social Care Integration Newsletter
- Autumn 2017 (PDF)
- Summer 2017 (PDF)
- Spring 2017 (PDF)
- Winter 2016 (PDF)
- Autumn 2016 (PDF)
- Summer 2016 (PDF)
- Spring 2016 (PDF)
- Winter 2016 (PDF)
- Autumn 2015 (PDF)
IJB Annual Accounts
Catherine Evans, Public Involvement Coordinator
- 0131 271 3411
Tom Welsh, Integration Manager
- 0131 271 3671