Who we Are

Angus Health and Social Care Partnership directs and plans all adult (18+) community health and social care services in Angus

WHAT WE WILL DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Work with communities
  • Focus on prevention and enablement
  • Be realistic: provide safe and effective services in an increasingly challenging financial environment
  • Be more creative, courageous and innovative
  • Build for a future where digital technologies are more integrated in our work and used more widely by the population
  • Deliver on out plans

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

  • Take control of your own health and wellbeing
  • Keep active whatever your stage in life
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Be informed about how to best address your health concerns
  • Be mindful of the wellbeing of others in your community
  • Get involved in your local community
  • Join our conversations to help shape health and social care services for the future

The partnership has representatives from:

  • NHS Tayside
  • Angus Council
  • Third sector organisations
  • Independent Contractors such as GPs
  • Local pharmacists
  • Care Home and Home Care Providers
  • 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