The National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes are high-level statements of what health and social care partners are attempting to achieve through integration and ultimately through the pursuit of quality improvement across health and social care.
By working with individuals and local communities, Integration Authorities will support people to achieve the following outcomes:
Outcome 1: People are able to look after and improve their own health and wellbeing and live in good health for longer
Outcome 2: People, including those with disabilities or long term conditions, or who are frail, are able to live, as far as reasonably practicable, independently and at home or in a homely setting in their community
Outcome 3. People who use health and social care services have positive experiences of those services, and have their dignity respected
Outcome 4. Health and social care services are centred on helping to maintain or improve the quality of life of people who use those services
Outcome 5. Health and social care services contribute to reducing health inequalities
Outcome 6. People who provide unpaid care are supported to look after their own health and wellbeing, including to reduce any negative impact of their caring role on their own health and well-being
Outcome 7. People using health and social care services are safe from harm
Outcome 8. People who work in health and social care services feel engaged with the work they do and are supported to continuously improve the information, support, care and treatment they provide
Outcome 9. Resources are used effectively and efficiently in the provision of health and social care services
An associated Core Suite of Integration Indicators has been developed in partnership with NHSScotland, COSLA and the third and independent sectors, drawing together measures that are appropriate for the whole system under integration.
A National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Guidance Framework that applies to integrated health and social care has also been produced:
Affirmative Scottish Statutory Instruments
The Affirmative Regulations to support the integration of health and social care were passed in the Scottish Parliament on November 11, 2014.
These relate to:
The Regulations will come into effect by December 2014.
Health and Social Care Functions - Supporting Note
A background note has been developed to provide further information on the legislation that sets out the scope of the health and social care functions to be included in integration.
It describes which health and social care functions must and may be integrated under the legislation, to improve outcomes for people using health and social care services: