Health and Social Care Publications
The key strategies, plans, reports and publications of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) and the Integration Joint Board (IJB) are on this web page.
The IJB is legally required to produce and maintain a publications scheme. This sets out the information it publishes and how it can be accessed.
Key publications include:
- Health and Social Care Integration scheme
- Strategic plan and locality plans
- Commissioning plan
- Annual reports and accounts
- Public facing complaints handling procedure
The Health and Social Care Integration Scheme for Aberdeenshire (pdf 830KB) sets out the legal basis for the AHSCP. Annex 2 has been amended to comply with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This is to make sure the Act's requirements applying to services for adult carers’ are appropriately delegated from the local authority to the IJB. It is purely a technical amendment to make sure the Act is fully implemented.
The approved strategic plan for the future of Social Care and Health services in Aberdeenshire is based on what you told us should be available in your locality. It describes how we'll work together to improve the health of local people and to provide the right services for people who are ill or who rely on social care:
The AHSCP has developed locality plans to make sure local needs are addressed and included in the strategic plan.
Our Commissioning (Implementation and Change) Plan (pdf 446KB) details our commissioning intentions to reshape services to meet future demographic and financial challenges in 2017 to 2019.
The AHSCP annual reports detail some very positive achievements, including the continued development of our locality organisational structure and integrated Social Care and Health teams. They highlight where transformational change has been successful. For example the review of our Minor Injury Units and the continued implementation of the Virtual Community Ward which reduced the number of unnecessary hospital admissions. They also provide details of the AHSCP's positive performance against national and local performance indicators
Each report covers the AHSCP's performance per financial year:
The IJB's Annual Accounts contain a number of detailed reports providing additional information, along with financial statements.
If something goes wrong, or you are dissatisfied with our services, please tell us. The AHSCP and IJB public facing complaints handling procedure (CHP) describes our complaints procedure and how to make a complaint. It also tells you about our service standards and what you can expect from us.