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 vision

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.

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

Health and Social Care Integration Newsletter

IJB draft annual accounts


Catherine Evans, Public Involvement Coordinator

Tom Welsh, Integration Manager