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Statutory Guidance and Advice

Statutory Guidance and Advice to support the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 has been published:

Planning for Improvement

  • Strategic Commissioning Plans: Guidance for everyone involved in the commissioning health and social care services
  • Localities Guidance: This guidance sets out what localities are for, the principles upon which they should be established, and the ethos under which they should operate.
  • Advice Note - Prioritisation Process: this supports the Statutory Guidance for Strategic Commissioning Plans  The note describes the key characteristics that should be incorporated as an integral part of a Partnership's prioritisation process and should be read along-side the statutory guidance.
  • Integration Planning and Delivery Principles: Guidance on the planning and delivery principles which describe how integrated care should be planned and delivered and how the principles will work in tandem with the National Health and Wellbeing Outcomes.

Measuring Performance

Finance

Governance

  • Roles, Responsibilities and Membership of the Integration Joint Board: This guidance focuses on the roles, responsibilities and membership of the Integration Joint Board.
  • Clinical and Care Governance Framework: Guidance  on the key elements and principles to be reflected in local clinical and care governance integrated arrangements.
  • Model Integration Scheme: Guidance which sets out an example of what should be included with in an Integration Scheme.
  • Health and Social Care Functions: This note sets out the scope of the health and social care functions to be included in integration and describes which health and social care functions must and may be integrated under the legislation.
  • Good Practice Note: A good practice note regarding directions from Integration Authorities to Health Boards and Local Authorities. It covers the wider context for directions; from and content of directions and the process for issuing and revising directions.
  • Housing Advice Note: This guidance focuses on housing services as an integral part of person-centred approaches and the wider delivery of health and social care integration.
  • Adaptations, Aids and Equipment: This note sets out the requirements to delegate housing adaptations, amongst some other housing related functions, to Integration Authorities.

Working with Partners

  • Working in Partnership with Scrutiny Bodies: This note summarises the powers and responsibilities of our respective scrutiny bodies and sets out the rationale for how Integration Authorities can work jointly with these organisations.
  • The Role of Third Sector Interfaces: This note summarises the powers and responsibilities of our respective scrutiny bodies and sets out the rationale for how Integration Authorities can work jointly with these organisations.