About Integration

The integration of health and social care is the Scottish Government’s ambitious programme of reform to improve care and support for those who use health and social care services.

At its heart, health and social care integration is about ensuring that those who use services get the right care and support whatever their needs, at any point in their care journey. The people of Aberdeen, and Scotland as whole, will benefit from better joined-up care, better anticipatory and preventative care and a greater emphasis on community-based care.

Integration is all about improving people’s lives, caring for the whole person, and making sure that those working in health and social care are equipped to make best use of their collective skills and resources to improve outcomes for individuals. In Aberdeen, our approach to integration is focused on person-centred planning and delivery, so that people get the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 provides the legislative framework for the integration of health and social care services in Scotland. You can read more about the integration of health and social care on the Scottish Government Website.