Health and Social Care Scotland Statement of Intent

Future Collaborative Conversations

Our Statement of Intent and five essential elements will drive national collaborative conversations on key areas. Leaders of Health and Social Care Partnerships and Integration Authorities are changing the narrative and engagement at a national level, enabling local system change and ensuring Scotland’s citizens have access to sustainable, effective, person-centred services.

The aim of the statement is to drive future national collaborative conversations in respect of five essential elements:

  • Transforming the approach to improving health, wellbeing and independence
  • Building stronger communities care systems and primary care services
  • Establish a new focus on mental health
  • Secure a sustainable acute hospital service and specialist care service for Scotland
  • Strengthen future partnerships to ensure a modern, sustainable workforce

Within Health and Social Care Scotland, leaders are striving to change the narrative and engagement at a national level, to enable local system change ensuring Scotland’s citizens have access to sustainable, effective, person-centred services. The reform needed to deliver our vision is significant, including non-traditional ways of working, collaborative leadership (at all levels) and learning by doing as well as working in partnership with people to recognise assets (personal and community). Change has to come from all partners: It’s about thinking differently and doing differently.

We’re hopeful that the statement of intent and five essential elements will be a helpful tool for stakeholders and partners.

And that by outlining the five key areas we’ll create opportunities for national collaboration to drive forward effective change, which transforms services for people in Scotland.