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Health and Social Care Publications

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The key strategies, plans, reports and publications of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) and the Integration Joint Board (IJB) are on this web page.

The IJB is legally required to produce and maintain a publications scheme. This sets out the information it publishes and how it can be accessed.

Key publications include:

Health and Social Care Integration Scheme

The Health and Social Care Integration Scheme for Aberdeenshire (pdf 830KB) sets out the legal basis for the AHSCP. Annex 2 has been amended to comply with the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016. This is to make sure the Act's requirements applying to services for adult carers’ are appropriately delegated from the local authority to the IJB. It is purely a technical amendment to make sure the Act is fully implemented.

Strategic Plan 

The Strategic Plan for 2020 to 2025 outlines the key priorities we’ll focus on for Health and Social Care services over the next 5 years and the vision of the AHSCP. It describes how we'll work together to improve the health of local people and provide care and support when needed. The plan has been developed by listening to people living in our communities, our partners and health and social care staff.

The plan is available in different versions:

Watch a short animation video describing the 5 key priorities:
Duration 4:12 minutes

Our locality plans make sure local needs are addressed and included in the Strategic Plan.

Commissioning Plan

Our Commissioning (Implementation and Change) Plan (pdf 446KB) details our commissioning intentions to reshape services to meet future demographic and financial challenges in 2017 to 2019.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019 to 2024 (pdf 716KB) sets out our priorities for mental health and wellbeing for the next 5 years. These priorities have been shaped by the views and opinions of a wide range of people, including those living with mental health problems, unpaid carers our third sector partners and mental health professionals. The strategy is for all adults living in Aberdeenshire who currently access mental health services, as well as those who may need support in the future.

Learning Disability Strategy

Our Learning Disability Strategy: Be All You Can Be sets out our key priorities the next 5 years to make Aberdeenshire is the best possible place for someone living with a learning disability. We want to make sure people with a learning disability will feel well, involved, valued and supported.

The strategy has been produced after extensive discussions with people using our service, their families, learning disability professionals, national organisations and third sector partners.

Our strategy is known as The Big Plan and our action plan is The Big List. The strategy is available in 2 versions:

Annual reports and accounts

The AHSCP annual reports detail some very positive achievements, including the continued development of our locality organisational structure and integrated Social Care and Health teams. They highlight where transformational change has been successful. For example the review of our Minor Injury Units and the continued implementation of the Virtual Community Ward which reduced the number of unnecessary hospital admissions. They also provide details of the AHSCP's positive performance against national and local performance indicators

Each report covers the AHSCP's performance per financial year:

The IJB's Annual Accounts contain a number of detailed reports providing additional information, along with financial statements.

AHSCP and IJB public facing complaints handling procedure

If something goes wrong, or you are dissatisfied with our services, please tell us. The AHSCP and IJB public facing complaints handling procedure (CHP) describes our complaints procedure and how to make a complaint. It also tells you about our service standards and what you can expect from us.