Health and social care priorities for Angus approved

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Angus Integration Joint Board (IJB) has approved its 2019-2022 Strategic Commissioning Plan which outlines the vision and priorities for health and social care.

The three-year plan outlines the ambitions for how adult health and social care services will continue to integrate and how Angus HSCP will encourage people to improve their health and wellbeing.

The priorities have been developed in collaboration with people who use health and social care services, people who may use services in the future and partners in NHS Tayside, Angus Council and third and independent sectors.

The priorities for the next three years in Angus are:

  • Improving health, wellbeing and independency
  • Supporting care needs at home
  • Integrating and enhancing primary care and community responses
  • Integrating pathways with acute and specialist providers for priorities in care

Chief Officer for Angus HSCP Vicky Irons said, “The plan reflects the many conversations we have had with the people of Angus and our professional colleagues across all sectors and services about what health and social care integration means to them and the services that they value highly.

“A lot of good work is already taking place across our communities but we know more needs to be done if we want to see further improvement to  health and wellbeing and to reduce the health inequalities that exist in Angus. This plan is ambitious but we are also realistic about what can be achieved with the resources available to us.”

The 2019-2022 Strategic Commissioning Plan is available on the Angus HSCP website. Copies of the plan will soon be available at GP surgeries and Angus libraries.


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