Western Isles Integration Joint Board

Date: Thursday, 19 December, 2019 -
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 13:00
Location: Comhairle Chamber
Address: Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

The agreement between the Western Isles Health Board and Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar to form an IJB is set out in the Integration Scheme.

 

The Integration Scheme is a legal document which covers matters such as:

  • The services that will be delegated to the IJB
  • Financial Management
  • Clinical and care governance arrangements
  • Workforce and organisational development
  • Data sharing
  • Adult Social Work and Social Care
  • Criminal Justice Social Work
  • Housing Support, including aids and adaptations

The Integration Scheme must be submitted to the Scottish Government to ensure that it complies with the legislation, after which it is passed to the Scottish Parliament for final approval. The Western Isles Integration Scheme was approved by the Scottish Parliament on 21st September 2015.

The Western Isles Integration Scheme sets out the range of services and funding that will be delegated to the IJB. On the Local Authority side, this includes:

  • Adult Social Work and Social Care
  • Criminal Justice Social Work
  • Housing Support, including aids and adaptations

On the NHS side, the services and funding delegated include:

  • Community Nursing, including health visitors and school nursing
  • Funding for General Practice, Dentistry and Pharmacy
  • Mental Health
  • Allied Health Professionals, including Occupational Therapy Podiatry, Dietetics, Speech Therapy and Physiotherapy
  • St Brendan's Hospital and Uist & Barra Hospital
  • Part of the Western Isles Hospital, including A&E, general medicine, geriatric medicine, rehabilitation medicine, respiratory medicine

Further information: https://ijbwesternisles.scot/index.php/western-isles-integration-joint-board/western-isles-context

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