The ALLIANCE think piece on health and social care

The ALLIANCE has published a think piece on the health and social care integration - titled the "Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill" - which is currently moving through the Scottish Parliament to bring together health and social care to drive better outcomes for the people of Scotland.

The document highlights the importance of the third sector's involvement along with a co-produced approach where the people who use the services can contribute meaningfully to the care that they are involved in.

Based on The Christie Commission report, The ALLIANCE outlines the importance of ensuring that the Bill doesn't treat healthcare professionals the 'experts' and people who use the services as 'recipients' and instead focuses on the assets of both individuals and communities to create more effective services, where the people using it are equal partners.

You can download the PDF here.