What is the Health & Social Care Strategic Plan?
Health and Social Care Integration, as laid out in the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 requires that each Integration Authority prepares a Strategic Plan.
The Dumfries and Galloway Integration Joint Board Health and Social Care Strategic Plan has been developed by consulting with, and listening to, people who use services, their families, Carers, members of the public, people who work in health and social care and third and independent sector partner organisations. The plan sets out the case for change, key challenges, priority areas of focus and integration joint board commitments for the next three years.
The annexes to the strategic plan are provided in part 2 of the strategic plan. These are:
|Annex 1 – Strategic Needs Assessment Executive Summary||A summary of evidence that sets the context for integration, with links to the full executive summary and the full Strategic Needs Assessment.|
|Annex 2 – Executive summary of Locality Plans for Annandale & Eskdale, Nithsdale, Stewartry and Wigtownshire||A summary of the content of the locality plans with links to the full Plan for each area, setting out how health and social care integration will be taken forward.|
|Annex 3 – Financial Plan||A summary of the overall resources relating to integration, and covers the financial years 2015/16 to 2018/19. It also includes details of the services included in integration.|
|Annex 4 – Market Facilitation Plan||A short plan which seeks to influence and shape the range of non-statutory organisations supporting people and ensure that there is a diverse range of provision available to achieve the right outcomes for people.|
|Annex 5 – Performance Management Framework||A document which describes how the monitoring of progress on integration and the commitments within the Strategic Plan will be done.|
|Annex 6 – D&G Integration Scheme||Description of the Dumfries and Galloway Integration Scheme with a link to the full document.|
The Strategic Plan also contains links to other key national and local strategic documents relating to Health and Social Care:
Statement of consultation
At the same time as publishing a Strategic Plan, an Integration Authority must also publish a statement of the action which took place preparing the strategic plan. A full statement of consultation is attached within appendix 1. This document details:
- How consultation activities relating to the development of the strategic plan followed the guidance contained within the National Standards for Community Engagement
- Involvement of the SPG
- Steps of development of the strategic plan
- Stakeholder groups included within the consultation
- Numbers of people engaged as part of the consultation process and the numbers of comments received
The full statement of consultation can be viewed here
A Locality Plan for each of the areas in Dumfries and Galloway (Annandale & Eskdale, Nithsdale, Stewartry and Wigtownshire) have been developed alongside the Strategic Plan as part of the same suite of documents. Read the Locality Plans here to find out more about changes happening in your local area.