Date lodged: 8 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how much each NHS board is spending on social care, also broken down by the amount spent in each year since 2007.
Answered by: Shona Robison 22 December 2016
NHS Board accounts do not separately identify spending on social care, which prior to April 2016 was a function of Local Government. Since April 2016, NHS and Local Government have been jointly responsible for the delivery of health and care through Health and Social Care Partnerships.
Total NHS investment in integration amounts to £380 million in 2016-17 and, as set out in the Draft Budget for 2017-18, will increase to £487 million next year.
In 2016-17, NHS Territorial Boards contributed £250 million to Health and Social Care Partnerships to support the delivery of improved outcomes in social care and deliver the Living Wage for social care workers. This is set out in the following table for each Territorial Board.
Ayrshire & Arran
Dumfries & Galloway
Greater Glasgow & Clyde