The Angus Health and Social Care Partnership directs and plans all adult health and social care services in Angus.
The partnership has representatives from:
- NHS Tayside
- Angus Council
- third sector organisations
- independent contractors such as GPs and local pharmacists.
These organisations will share information and provide more co-ordinated services to local people.
This will improve the quality and consistency of services for patients, service users, carers, families and communities.
The work of the partnership is overseen by the Integration Joint Board.
Planning health and social care in Angus will now take place in four localities:
- North West (Forfar/Kirriemuir)
- North East (Brechin/Edzell/Montrose)
- South West (Monifieth/Carnoustie)
- South East (Arbroath/Friockheim)
An Integration Scheme for Angus was developed in 2015 and approved by the Scottish Government.
The scheme was the subject of a major consultation with local people.
Communities in Angus also provided essential feedback during public engagement events.
This helped shape the partnership’s vision and priorities for health and social care services.
The partnership's strategic plan outlines how services can develop to respond to the changing needs of individuals and communities.
There are four priorities within the plan:
- improving health, wellbeing and independence
- supporting care needs at home
- developing integrated and enhanced primary care and community responses
- improving integrated care pathways for priorities in care
The partnership’s vision is to place individuals and communities at the centre of our service planning and delivery in order to deliver person-centred outcomes.
For more information visit the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership website.