Views sought on Scottish Borders Scheme of Integration

Scottish Borders Health and social care integration, illustration two coloured lines forming a heart

Published: Wednesday, 19th January 2022

The Scottish Borders Scheme of Integration is a legally binding agreement between the Council and NHS Borders.

It sets out the detail of how we and NHS Borders integrate health and social care services in order to best meet the needs of individuals, their family members and carers.

The Scheme of Integration must be reviewed, revised and publicly consulted on every five years.

A review of the scheme is being undertaken

In line with the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 and given the current pandemic pressures placed on both health and social care services as well as awaiting the final recommendations from the National Care Service consultation, a light touch review of the Scottish Borders Scheme of Integration is now underway.

Have your say

As part of this review, you are invited to share your comments and feedback using our online consultation

The closing date for feedback is 28 February 2022.  

Chris Myers, Chief Officer for the Health and Social Care Partnership

“Health and social care services should be designed around the needs of individuals, their family members and carers.

“As we emerge from the pandemic there has never been a better time to review the framework for how we work together to design and deliver safe, efficient and effective services.

“Your contribution to this light touch review is one way you can get involved in shaping the health and care services provided in the Borders and I thank you for your input.”

More information

Comments and feedback received will be used to inform any further revisions to the Scheme of Integration, which will be taken forward over the next 12 month period.