Working across health and social care

£375,560 in grantsAwarded £375,560 in grants to 8 organisations to progress work on addressing key improvement challenges that have potential for spread across Scotland

Supporting the implementation of the Scottish Government's Health and Social Care Delivery Plan

The ihub plays a key role in working in partnership to deliver the vision outlined in the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan, to help the people of Scotland live longer, healthier lives at home or in a homely setting and support a health and social care system that:

  • is integrated
  • focuses on prevention, anticipation and supported self-management
  • will make day-case treatment standard, where hospital treatment is required and cannot be provided in a community setting
  • focuses on care being provided to the highest standards of quality and safety, whatever the setting, with the person at the centre of all decisions, and
  • ensures people return to their home or community environment as soon as appropriate, with minimal risk of re-admission.

By focusing on building the capacity of the system to improve, we recognise the commitment in the Health and Social Care Delivery Plan to:

“Build on the extensive investment in improvement skills and capacity across the health service to continue testing and measuring changes to improve care, supported by the dedicated expertise of Healthcare Improvement Scotland.”Health and Social Care Delivery Plan (Scottish Government, 2016)

View the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Delivery Plan 

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