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Integration Planning and Delivery Principles

The integration planning and delivery principles are the lens through which all integration activity should be focused to achieve the national health and wellbeing outcomes.

They set the ethos for delivering a radically reformed way of working and inform how services should be planned and delivered in the future.

The principles also set a clear tone for both the national guidance and local implementation of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014:

The main purpose of the integration planning and delivery principles is to improve the wellbeing of service-users and to ensure that those services are provided in a way which:

  • Are integrated from the point of view of service-users
  • Take account of the particular needs of different service-users
  • Takes account of the particular needs of service-users in different parts of the area in which the service is being provided
  • Take account of the particular characteristics and circumstances of different service-users
  • Respects the rights of service-users
  • Take account of the dignity of service-users
  • Take account of the participation by service-users in the community in which service-users live
  • Protects and improves the safety of service-users
  • Improves the quality of the service
  • Are planned and led locally in a way which is engaged with the community (including in particular service-users, those who look after service-users and those who are involved in the provision of health or social care)
  • Best anticipates needs and prevents them arising
  • Makes the best use of the available facilities, people and other resources